A frenzied failed attempt to set an Easter egg hunt record inspired Sacramento Bee Columnist Jack Ohman to take to the Capitol grounds to offer some advice on proper egg hunt etiquette.
“Governor Brown we demand that you come out and restore proper Easter egg hunt order,” Ohman belted out with the aid of a megaphone Friday.
Billed as the world’s largest Easter egg hunt, the April 4 event turned into a free-for-all, with adults pushing and arguing their way to collect their share of the 510,000 Easter eggs dispersed. The event drew 20,000 people, according to organizer Blue Heart International, a year-old Sacramento nonprofit that helps victims of human trafficking. The fracas, described by some as “mob scene,” drew international attention. The city has since launched an investigation and the organization apologized.
On Friday, Ohman offered guidance on the proper way to hunt for Easter eggs. Students from Greer Elementary School participated in the demo and wish Ohman well.
“I hope you go viral,” offered one girl.
Easter hunt no-no’s:
- False starts – Calmly wait for the go signal.
- Stealing egg –Keep your hands in your own basket
- Pushing – Keep your hand and elbows to yourself
- Tripping – Safety should be the priority on a hunt.