Harrisburg Event: From Fun Day to `Easter egg nightmare'
Mar 20, 2008 | Posted by: Charlotte.com | Full story: Charlotte.com
“It was a great concept, and we want to continue to make it better.”
The Harrisburg Egg Drop and Family Fun Day was 'a great day of fun,' according to some people, and 'a disaster' to others.
Organizers said they planned for about 4,000 people, but nearly 10,000 showed up.
Amid a chaotic rush for prize-laden plastic eggs, about 30 children got separated from their parents. Some parents said they saw adults fighting over prizes, and people grabbing more than the five allotted eggs. And the thunder and lightning didn't help.
The free event had lots to offer: food, games, inflatable play structures, prizes and a helicopter that dropped 20,000 plastic Easter eggs. Read more
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