On Saturday, April 7, the long-eared one hippity-hopped through security at McGhee Tyson Air National Guard base unrestricted and welcomed. Airbase personnel sponsored the Annual Base Easter Egg Hunt on the base track. Children of members from the 134th Air Refueling wing and the 278th Army National Guard arrived for the 2 p.m. event bundled against the cold day. When the searching began, however, the cold didnt seem to matter.
Children searched for and found 4,500 Easter eggs filled with chocolates and candy. The eggs were filled by the Easter bunny helpers from the Family Readiness Groups of both the 134th and the 278th. Annually 150 to 175 youngsters turn out for the event. This years event was no less fun as parents and other adults enjoyed watching the children participate in the annual clamor for candy-filled eggs.