In the seconds before the beginning of the final Rotary Club of Daybreak Orange's Easter egg hunt on Saturday, the tension was like the start of the 100 metre sprint final at the Olympics.
Children of all ages had watched the first two hunts that morning, with nearly 1000 children, teenagers and the occasional adult taking part, learning the tricks to picking up as many eggs as they possibly could.
Nearly 5000 eggs were on offer over the morning, and Rotary Club of Daybreak Orange president Alison Bennett said having nearly 1000 people attend was "beyond our wildest dreams".
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"I expected a couple of hundred, we got donations for 500 people and so far I think 1000 have turned up," she said.
There were three separate hunts over the day, with those under seven years of age hunting at 9.30am, those aged seven to 13 from 10.45am and 14 and above from 11.30am.
There was also face painting on offer while the City of Orange Brass Band provided music through the morning.
While the weather proved a splendid Easter Saturday, the sun was almost a hazard for the eggs.
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"Unfortunately, some have melted but we've tried our best to get them done and dusted, the ones in the sun we did early and put them out last," Mrs Bennett said.
She said she'd loved the positive feedback for the event, which was a fundraiser for Housing Plus' domestic violence crisis centre, with Rotary Club of North Orange also assisting during the day to raise money for palliative care.
The day went well enough that the club is planning on holding the event again in 2020.
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