SOUTHPORT, N.Y. (WENY)-- Families and their children filled Chapel Park in the Town of Southport on Saturday, March 30th to take part in the All-Inclusive Easter Egg Hunt. The Town of Southport Parks and Recreation teamed up with several local agencies, businesses, organizations, and volunteers to make this event possible.

"When I was over there looking for Easter eggs, me and my friends from school- there was a bunch of eggs in front of us so we all just dove in front of us and we got a lot of eggs," said an eager Easter egg hunter, Ryleigh King.

Some of the kids were running around and diving for eggs while others needed an alternative and accessible method for hunting so they can have the same fun. To accommodate all kids, organizers provided beeping and magnetic eggs and separated children into designated sections of the park by age group and those with special needs.

"We want to make sure we're inclusive and we provide, accommodate kids who need those accommodations," Ivan Purifoy, the Town of Southport Director of Parks and Recreation said, "It's a very good point because a lot of times they get left out in these situations."

In order to add more inclusive fun to the event, local businesses, organizations, and volunteers provided additional activities for all kids to try once they were done egg hunting. The biggest hits of the day were the fire trucks, the petting zoo, face painting, and, of course, the Easter Bunny himself. The size of the crowd even drew in a few neighbors as well. 

When asked what her favorite part of the event was, Dawn Ames said, "Actually, just the community coming together and then the animals, the fire trucks, yeah."  

Wendy Dalton, who attended the egg hunt with Ames said, "I think the kids really enjoyed feeding the animals. They're really drawn to that so that's always a good, fun thing to do."

Several people stuck around once the egg hunt had concluded to continue celebrating Easter with one another in their community.