SACRAMENTO (CBS13) – Sacramento tried to hop its way into the record books today by attempting the world’s largest Easter egg hunt.
Blue Heart International hosted the event.
“We’re doing this to raise awareness for Blue Heart International the nonprofit my wife and I started,” said founder Blake McCall. “We’re really passionate about helping children rescued out of human trafficking in our community.”
Thousands of kids from across the city came out to search for more than 500,000 eggs that were hidden around the Capitol.
Aside from making history, visitors enjoyed face paintings bounce houses and a feast of Easter snacks.
However, many parents left the Easter egg hunt furious, claiming the family-friendly event took a less-than-festive turn.
“There was no organization at all, they all trampled each other. Little two and three year olds were crying. The parents were scooping up all of the eggs for their kids and it was horrible,” said mother Tessa Moon.
Parents reportedly rushed onto the grass and started pushing and cursing at other children in order to get their hands on eggs and special prizes.
The event didn’t qualify for the record books, but it did have more eggs than any other egg hunt in the world.