April 12, 2007 in Idaho

More parents say values scrambled at egg hunt

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Family Phil and his kids weren’t the only ones who wished they were somewhere else during the recent Easter egg riot, er, hunt, sponsored by the Dave Smith dealership in Coeur d’Alene. A Huckleberries Online commenter named April had a similar experience. First, a disclaimer: Dave Smith Motors deserves credit for trying to stage a wonderful event for the community. But greedy parents ensured that the dealership’s good deed didn’t go unpunished. Onward. April took her children (3 and 6) to the hunt in the Dave Smith parking lot, where they waited patiently for 90 minutes in their separate age groups. When the signal was given to begin, April was stunned: “What I saw shook and horrified me. My 6-year-old son was lost in a sea of adults – adults who I witnessed stomping on the eggs, stuffing them down their shirts, pushing and shoving. It was the worst thing I have ever witnessed.” April’s boy collected three eggs for his troubles – three more than his brother. The 3-year-old didn’t get a piece of candy or an egg. But he did get pushed to the ground. His father almost did, too, when he rushed to rescue the boy from the Easter mob. April: “We try to instill in our children that it is important to treat people with dignity and respect. I ask how am I supposed to show them (how people should behave toward each other) when they witness a mass amount of adults acting in such an appalling manner?” April said she has attended the Easter egg hunt every year since her oldest son was 1. And she has never seen such a horrible display before. F’shame.


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