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MARINE CORPS AIR GROUND COMBAT CENTER TWENTYNINE PALMS, Calif. - Scarlet Buerkley, the daughter of Sgt. Logan Buerkley, a motor transportation operator with Marine Unmanned Vehicle Squadron 3, places a recently-discovered egg in her basket April 3 during the Combat Center's Spring Egg Hunt at Felix Field. The event also featured games, cotton candy and pictures with Peter Cotton Tail.

Photo by Lance Cpl. M.C. Nerl

Combat Center celebrates first Spring Egg Hunt

9 Apr 2010 | Lance Cpl. M.C. Nerl Marine Corps Air Ground Combat Center Twentynine Palms

Service members and Combat Center families enjoyed the first Marine Corps Community Services-sponsored Egg Hunt at Felix Field here April 3.

Nearly 4,000 attendees got into the swing of the season with an egg hunt and other spring-related activities, said Kelley Coe, the MCCS special events coordinator here, and a native of Brooks, Ga.

The egg hunt was broken down into age groups, ranging from zero to two years old, three to five, six to eight and nine to 10 years old.

Families also had their pictures taken with Peter Cottontail, played games, had their faces painted, and enjoyed cotton candy and other treats.

It’s really a nice event to have for the children, Coe said.

“We’re really excited to be out here doing this for the first year,” she said. “It’s been a lot of fun so far. We want to turn it into an annual event for the Marines and their families.”

One Marine said he couldn’t wait for his children to enjoy their first egg hunt in such a safe environment.

“The egg hunt really seemed like something fun to do with the family on a Saturday,” said Sgt. Jon Guthrie, the Staff Judge Advocate administrative law noncommissioned officer in charge, and a native of Sierra Vista, Ariz.

Guthrie and his wife brought their daughter, Ariella.

“She’s four, and we’ve never taken her on one before, so my wife and I decided it’d be best to do it on base.”

For more information about other family events, call the MCCS Marketing Department at 830-5086.

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