Several hundred children and their families descended on Fountain Park Tuesday evening for the annual Easter Egg Hunt. The event featured over 5,000 eggs with, at minimum, a Hershey's Kiss or a Tootsie Roll.
But several had gift certificates, coupons or other prizes.
The Easter Bunny was there and so were leaders of the Franklin Community.
One notable absence was perhaps the greatest proponent of the annual event for children.
Events coordinator Ronnie Beith, who claimed this was one of her favorite events each spring, passed away over the weekend.
Tthe organizers, who included her nephew, Matt Beith who also emceed the event, took a second to remember her with a moment of silence. Soon after, as Ronnie would have wanted, a countdown began to start the hunt that was over in a about five minutes.
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