2,000 colorful plastic eggs disappear in a matter of minutes at Chicken Express Easter Egg Hunt

Event was held Thursday afternoon on lot next to Childen Express

It could have been the great Easter Egg Disappearing Act.

In a matter of minutes, 2,000 plastic eggs filled with a variety of prizes were swooped up off the ground on the grassy lot next to Center's Chicken Express at 323 Tenaha Street. The grand prize was to be $100 in one of the eggs going to a lucky child, but owners Selena and Steve Windham doubled both the prize amount and the number of grand prizes winners.

Nearly every child attending had huge smiles as they peered down at their Easter baskets or bags used to contain their prized eggs. But Jamicheal McCallister and Deuce Anderson each had $200 smiles as they posed after the event with the Chicken Express Easter Chick.

This was the first year for Chicken Express to host a public egg hunt, but Steve Windham said it won't the last.

“We plan to do this every year,” he said as dozens of happy kids and their parents and grandparents circled around and prepared to leave. The ground was soggy and even a little sloshy in spots but that did not seem to deter the young egg hunters on a mission.

The hunt was held in part to help celebrate the third anniversary of Chicken Express and share the businesses' success with the public.

Each plastic egg was filled with candy, coupons and Chicken Express gift cards.

While Center had plenty of rain earlier in the day Thursday, the precipitation cleared out in time for the egg hunt to be held.

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