Kids of all ages are on the hunt this year at Lakebottom Park. The Muscogee County Sheriff’s Office welcomed residents with celebrating Easter at their annual Easter Roll Event.
“This is our 5th annual event this year and I think our biggest one we’ve ever had. We have so many wonderful volunteers that came out to help us this year,” says Donna Tompkins, Muscogee County Sheriff.
Food, games and getting inside of the law enforcement trucks were the many highlights to this year’s event.
“We have a lot of vendors, that’s how we raise the money they chose to help support this event. If you come out everything is free except for what the vendors are doing,” says Tompkins.
The annual event serves as a campaign to spread awareness surrounding autism. Tompkins says each year the event benefits the community raising money for their “Project Lifesaver” fundraiser.
“This helps to pay for the armbands and the tracking equipment because some autistic children tend to wonder and if they do wonder we can locate them,” says Tompkins.
Parents shared fond memories with their children snapping pictures with the Easter bunny. With the amount of support the community gives to its annual tradition, Tompkins says she’s confident it will live on.
“We just have so many folks to help us and I think it’s a bigger and better event its ever been,” says Tompkins.