Weather doesn’t thwart city eggstravaganza

Children of all ages filled baskets, buckets and bags to the brim Saturday with colorful eggs, candy and stickers during the Rocky Mount Easter Eggstravaganza, which was moved into the Imperial Centre due to a recent rain, wind and cold temperatures.“Last year the Eggstravaganza was canceled because the weather, but we didn’t want to do that this year,” Special Events Coordinator Susan Ball said. “The Imperial Centre is the perfect spot with plenty of space and kids activities.”A plethora of volunteers from Target, Zaxby’s and other organizations helped kids decorate buttons and bunny masks while a variety of characters from the Easter Bunny to Elsa, Anna and Olaf from Frozen posed for pictures with the kids.

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