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City of Tallahassee holds Easter egg hunt for youth with special needs

City of Tallahassee holds Easter egg hunt for youth with special needs
City of Tallahassee holds Easter egg hunt for youth with special needs
Posted at 7:30 PM, Mar 31, 2018
and last updated 2018-03-31 15:57:42-04

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (WTXL) - The City of Tallahassee is making sure kids with special needs get to enjoy the Easter holiday this year at the 3rd annual Eggs-traordinary Easter Egg Event.

"We don't exclude anyone from this particular hunt at all and we try to include everyone," said Mario Palmentieri, City of Tallahassee Recreation Supervisor. "We just made beeping Easter eggs this year so kids with visual impairments can hunt for eggs way."

Dozens of local kids with special needs rushed to Messer Park North to enjoy their Easter weekend. For the past three years the city has used local resources to find ways more kids with varying abilities can partake in this event every year.

"We try to fulfill any special need that they may have. We have wheel chair accessible field and we use magnetic eggs," said Palmentieri. "We also have a quiet kind off Easter egg hunt for kids who have sensory issues so we try to cover our bases."

The city of Tallahassee attendance for this event keeps growing every year and they hope that eventually they can meet all the needs of the special need children here in the Capital City.

"The city is here to help all types of people and anybody with special needs isn't so different who are not special needs," said resident Richard Linck. "That's a big thing in that city is putting this on to support."