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The Columbus Community Hospital is holding its seventh annual Eggsperience Easter Egg Hunt on March 27.

Kristin Dahl, marketing coordinator at CCH, said volunteers have filled more than 3,000 eggs for this year’s egg hunt.

Amy Blaser, vice president of the hospital, said the main goal of the event is to raise awareness about the hospital for community members who may not be familiar with various aspects of the hospital.

She said the hospital wants to provide a fun and safe environment for the entire community.

Blaser said she wants the community to have a positive image of the hospital instead of imagining it as simply a place to go to when ill.

Blaser said the hospital divides the egg hunt into age groups and has areas designated for them on the front lawn southwest of the emergency room. Age groups include: 2-3 year olds, children 4-5 and 6-7.

The event has grown over the years and last year, the hospital saw 500 attendees show up for the egg hunt, Blaser said.

“The Easter Bunny is always a big draw for the community members and we allow pictures from 5:30- 6:30 p.m.” Blaser said.

The egg hunt begins at 6 p.m. and lasts until 6:30 p.m.

This year’s hunt is scheduled earlier in the week than previous year’s hunt because the hospital did not want to conflict with other community events going on later in the week, Blaser said.

The hope is that every kid walks away from the event with something, Dahl said.

Blaser said this year the hospital will be giving out gift bags to all children in attendance.

Among the 3,000 filled eggs will be 20 golden eggs, and each child who finds a golden egg will receive a special prize, Blaser said.

Dahl said in the event of inclement weather, people are encouraged to look for an update on the Columbus Community Hospital webpage or by visiting www.columbushosp.org.

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