Archive for Wednesday, April 15, 1992

EASTER FAIRNESS

April 15, 1992

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To the editor:

Once again, Easter is approaching, and children are looking forward to Easter egg hunts. We attended the hunt at South Park last year, but unfortunately it was spoiled for us by the selfishness and cheating by some of the children and their parents.

The event was divided into three age groups to give each child a fair chance. But what happened was that some parents let and encouraged their kids to participate in all three. I saw many a 3- and 4-year-old come out in tears with little or no candy because a child who was obviously 7 or 8 years old had snatched it all up and then gone on to the next hunt.

I sincerely hope that organizers of all Easter egg hunts try to see that this sort of disgraceful behavior does not happen again so that some small child goes home with candy instead of tears. Maybe they justify their actions by saying "well, we can't afford to buy much Easter candy," but maybe the parents of some of those little children can't either. Let's keep it fair this year and let your child enter only his or her age group.

Janice Hurst,

1801 Tenn.

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