Caring About People, Inc. Holds Neighborhood Egg Hunt (VIDEO)

By Jake Perrone - 21Alive
By Rachel Martin - 21Alive

April 12, 2014 Updated Apr 12, 2014 at 6:51 PM EDT

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (21Alive) -- Some furry friends were out Saturday helping children hunt down Easter eggs.

The even was presented by Caring About People, Inc., a charity organization dedicated to helping individuals overcome substance abuse.

Organizers say they hid around 1300 eggs around Lakeside Park for the charity's first Easter egg hunt.

Animals from the Allen County SPCA were present, along with a firetruck. The free event also offered some coloring crafts after the search was over.

Organizers say the egg hunt is to give some fun back to the community and the kids in the area.

“We had some donations from a small church school that donated a whole set and then we got the rest so it has been very exciting about people just giving back to the community,” said Kimbra O’Brien, Executive Director with Caring About People, Inc.

O’Brien says the idea behind the event was to provide a classic Springtime activity that many people may not be able to have on their own.

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