Grown adults pushed children out of the way and knocked people over to grab eggs at an Ohio mall Easter egg hunt
· Apr 7, 2023 ·

An Easter egg hunt for kids at an Ohio Mall did not go as planned.

The Green Town Center in Beavercreek, Ohio posted a since-deleted apology to Facebook to parents for the crowd-control fiasco at their Easter-egg hunt.

And by crowd control, they mean they could not stop a bunch of adults from swarming the children and grabbing all the eggs.

Our staff dedicated 2 months to preparing for this event, and we had 10 staff members and a softball team of 12 girls volunteer their time yesterday to help run our event everyone was very upset with the outcome of the Egg Hunt, and the way they were treated by community members at the conclusion of the event. We feel that we owe an explanation for the events that took place, and while we are not trying to point fingers or place the blame elsewhere, we want to make everyone aware of the situation. From around 12:30 - 2:00 PM, we began instructing participants on how the event would work - 1 & 2 year olds get to start first in a designated area (the concrete area by the fountains), where they had eggs laid out specifically for them, then 3 & 4 year olds would get 60 seconds with a parent to get a head start, and following that, the hunt would begin for everyone else.

We were unfortunately bombarded with participants that would not follow instructions, and when we began to gather the 1 & 2 year olds to head to their designated hunting area, parents rushed to the grassy area and began picking up eggs from other areas, which prompted all other participants to rush out and begin hunting. This is not at all how we had planned for the event to go, and we are so upset with the outcome and the reactions from participants.


"Adults were not permitted to pick up eggs, yet we saw so many doing so, which resulted in some children leaving empty handed. We had over 2,000 eggs hidden, with 100 prizes to give away, and it is a shame that so many still left disappointed. We saw grown adults pushing children out of the way, and people getting knocked over."

Maybe they got confused and thought they were real eggs instead of the little plastic ones?

I mean 2,000 eggs at today's prices is quite a haul!

Seriously though, can you imagine adults acting like this over a children's Easter egg hunt?

It's disgraceful!

Unfortunately for the community, Greene Town Center said they won't be doing an Easter egg hunt again.

"We feel the community will be better without the hunt," Greene assistant manager Jessica Baer said.

This is why we can't have nice things, people.

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