Parent fights halt Macon Easter egg hunt

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MACON, Ga. — An annual Easter egg hunt in central Georgia has been canceled after organizers say parents became violent while trying to collect eggs for themselves and their children in past years.

This will be the first time in years that the Easter Bunny won’t be visiting children during the annual egg hunt at Central City Park in Macon, traditionally one of the largest Easter events in central Georgia.

Bibb County Commissioner Joe Allen tells The Telegraph of Macon (http://bit.ly/HPI8OJ) that liability concerns led to the cancellation.

Allen is founder and CEO of Kids Yule Love, which coordinated the event.

Allen said he canceled this year’s hunt because parents caused children to be hurt. He said that in past years, one woman was injured and several children were “trampled on.”

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David Parker
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David Parker 04/06/12 - 09:24 am
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New Policy: No Parents

New Policy: No Parents allowed to participate.

Hunt is on.

tanbaby
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tanbaby 04/06/12 - 10:24 am
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and people wonder why their
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and people wonder why their kids grow up to act the way they do???? what excellent role models they have !!!!!!!!!!!

Abbynoll
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Abbynoll 04/06/12 - 11:08 am
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This is just pitiful... what

This is just pitiful... what ever happened to parents being role models and teaching their children right from wrong?

allhans
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allhans 04/06/12 - 11:42 am
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There are some who can't be

There are some who can't be tamed. Savages, all.

BamaMan
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BamaMan 04/06/12 - 12:01 pm
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Parents don't want to be

Parents don't want to be parents anymore, they want to be friends. BIG mistake. Pathetic they can't have an egg hunt because of adults. Pathetic.

stillamazed
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stillamazed 04/06/12 - 12:02 pm
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What idiots, this is the

What idiots, this is the reason why I took my son off of a softball team, the parents acted the fool at every game.

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dichotomy 04/06/12 - 05:21 pm
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Good thing they canceled.

Good thing they canceled. Under the new "Required to Report Suspected Child Abuse" the sponsors and volunteers would be legally obligated to report the people who trampled the children or face being fined and/or imprisoned.

Riverman1
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Riverman1 04/06/12 - 05:42 pm
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THAT'S MY son's egg. Get your

THAT'S MY son's egg. Get your hands off that egg, little girl. Push her out of the way, Billy. Run get um all, baby. Girl, I'll slap your mama beside her head if you pick-up that egg.

kiwiinamerica
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kiwiinamerica 04/06/12 - 09:34 pm
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And this is just for Easter
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And this is just for Easter eggs.

Picture the scene at a gas station or supermarket should the time ever arrive when this country has to ration gas or food....*shiver*....Can you imagine what people would do to each other??

Scary thought.

scoobynews
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scoobynews 04/07/12 - 06:51 am
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LOL I find this amusing. If

LOL I find this amusing. If you think they are just bullying the egg hunts think again people this happens at schools, recreational sports, playgrounds, and everywhere else. Bullies learn their behavior from home!

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meginlea 04/07/12 - 07:37 am
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Two years ago, my nephew

Two years ago, my nephew participated in an egg hunt in one of the more 'up scale' neighborhoods in Evans; we haven't gone back to participate again because of how vicious the parents were...even taking eggs out of other children's hands if the parent believed that he/she 'saw it first,' before the child. My family was shocked.

Riverman1
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Riverman1 04/07/12 - 07:50 am
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Meginlea, I can assure you

Meginlea, I can assure you whatever kind of poor behavior you saw at the hunt in Evans, there are other places in the CSRA that would have topped it.

meginlea
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meginlea 04/09/12 - 08:08 am
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haha thanks- im 'glad' to

haha thanks- im 'glad' to know that? hahha

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