The Easter egg hunt madness started two hours later.
While most of the kids grabbed as many eggs as possible and then went on their merry way, several others used their egg-hunting methods to maximize their egg count.
A slew of Easter Egg Hunts are happening across Mid Michigan Today.
Cheers, laughter and squeals of delight at finding an egg filled the air as the annual Easter Egg Hunt at Ridgeview Park in Waynesboro got underway Saturday morning. It starts promptly at 1 p.m., and there will be age groups with additional prizes for each group. As the egg hunters cleared the field, volunteers from the church, BSA and Thrivent worked hard to restock the field for each heat.
The children's hunts are free for Zoo members and included in admission for non-members.
The cordoned off areas for each one of the egg hunts were full of colorful plastic eggs - all with treats inside. There will be face painting, gift bags, pony rides, craft stations and an appearance from the Easter bunny himself.