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As Easter Sunday closes in, children across Jackson County are getting their baskets ready for all of their candies and treats.
Dozens of children and their parents gathered early Saturday morning at Shepard State Park in Gautier for a chance to claim the honor of getting the most Easter eggs.
All attendees were let loose to hunt promptly at 9 a.m., and by 9:15 everyone was checking their baskets for goodies.
Not only did children get the chance to hunt for Easter eggs, but there were also face-painting stations, free hay rides and an Easter Bunny poised for pictures. All of the makings were there for a fun-filled morning.