The University of Vermont invited kids to enjoy an early Easter celebration Sunday at the Cooperative Horse Barn.
The UVM cooperative Horse Barn is an educational facility run completely by students. Sunday the class welcomed hundreds of kids to search the stalls for Easter eggs. "We're having a great time. We hid all the eggs in the barn and we have pony rides, face painting, crafts and a bake sale going on too," said the co-op's Samantha D'Amico.
The event was open to children of all ages. Each child collected 10 eggs full of surprises. Students hid more than 3,000 eggs filled with candy. The day of festivities is funded by the co-op barn. "We try and do everything for free, or low cost and by donation, so it can be accessible to everyone," D'Amico said.
Students also gave visitors a chance to ride the horses and learn more about what it takes to keep the barn running. "This is the first year so hopefully there will be a repeat event -- seems very successful," said the co-op's Madeleine Hassett.
And success for these kids means bags full of tasty candy. So tasty that students hope to invite kids back to their classroom next year.