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Posted: Monday, April 1, 2013 12:00 am

More than 100,000 brightly colored, treat-filled plastic Easter eggs again covered the lawns of St. John’s Lutheran Church and Longfellow Towers Saturday — but short minutes later only a few already-opened shells remained after hundreds of children swooped in to gather them during the church’s annual Easter egg hunt.

“It’s awesome, I love this place,” Hunter Cornelisse, 6, said after filling a plastic sack with about 100 of the eggs.

“I’m going to eat ’em and share ’em,” he said about his plans for the treats.

“I thought it was awesome because I like candy,” added Hunter’s sister, Makaylah, 10.

Makaylah had a strategy going into Saturday’s egg hunt, heading between a couple of trees on the Longfellow Towers lawn where the eggs were piled thickly.

“We think this is awesome,” said their mother, Jana Cornelisse, who added that Saturday was the family’s third time at the annual event, which has been held now for 12 years.

“The kids look forward to it every year,” Jana said. “They love it and it’s so much fun.”

There was also a Ludington Area Jaycees-sponsored egg hunt at the minigolf course at Stearns Park, an egg hunt at the Doland C. Baldwin Community Swimming Pool and a book reading by the Easter Bunny at Book Mark of Ludington.

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