BIBB COUNTY, Ga. (CBS Atlanta) – An annual Easter egg hunt held in Central City Park has been cancelled amid concerns over dangerous behavior — by the parents accompanying their young children.
The Telegraph of Middle Georgia is reporting that Bibb County Commissioner Joe Allen called off the event because “parents caused a situation in which some children got hurt” and “trampled on” last year.
The hunt was organized by Kids Yule Love, of which Allen is the founder and CEO.
Coordinators have areas of the park sectioned off for different age groups, but parents allegedly insisted upon accompanying their children on the quest for the eggs.
The violence occurred when parents became over-zealous in getting eggs for themselves or their children.
“People forgot what the program was about. An Easter egg hunt is only part of what Easter is all about,” Allen told the Telegraph. “[Parents should] let the Easter egg hunt be about the children.”
Attempts to reach Commissioner Allen were not immediately returned.