Forget the baskets. Those wimpy things couldn't hold all the eggs there were to hunt in the 8-year-old division of the Danville-Boyle County Parks and Recreation Easter egg hunt Saturday.
Kids took to stuffing their sweatshirt pockets and scooping eggs into their T-shirts. Joseph Muth, 7, used his mom's purse to store the overflow. Heather Muth had to run back to the van to get two plastic shopping bags.
"I didn't have a strategy," Joseph Muth said, as he emptied his catch.
Each egg had a plastic toy, piece of candy or sticker inside. Four had prize tickets inside for a giant basket stuffed with toys and covered in cellophane.
"I think all my eggs are prize eggs," Joseph Muth said, obviously pleased with the brightly-colored mound he collected.
Centre College students and the Interfraternity Council came to help with the face painting, a coloring contest and the hunt.
Logan Coppage, 7, said he thought the trick to finding the most eggs was to run fast.