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Texomans Participate in 4th Annual Grown-Up Easter Egg Hunt

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DENISON, TX---Easter is just around the corner, but a lot of people were getting a jump on the holiday. Easter egg hunts are typically put on for kids, but today it was all about the grown ups.

Several adults searched for hidden eggs and then turned them in for various prizes at the Grayson County Child Welfare Board's 4th Annual Grown-Up Easter Egg Hunt. All of the proceeds from today's event will go towards helping children in foster care.

"Anything that the state can't provide for the kids, our board will help pick up," Grayson County Welfare Board President Mark Teague said. "We provide anything from clothes to driver education classes. We're trying to help fill the gap that the state can't fill right now."

Growing up, Teague said he was in foster care and that events like this really make a difference in the children's lives.

"I know at Christmas I got gifts, of course I didn't know at the time, from people who donated their time and money like many have today," Teague said.  

A live band and decorated bonnet and basket contest were also a part of the fun today.

In total, 276 people attended the Easter egg hunt and over $4,000 was raised in ticket sales alone.