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Easter egg hunt promotes physical fitness

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PALM DESERT, Calif. - People of all ages came together for the YMCA of the Desert's 3rd annual Easter Egg Hunt at Palm Desert Civic Center park Saturday. 

"This gives people in the community the chance to get together and spend time with their families and each other," said Katie Stewart, who was visiting the Desert for the Easter holiday. 

An egg hunt, games, and even  an appearance from the Easter bunny left everyone in good spirits.

"i like Easter because of God," said one young girl enjoying the festivities. 

But the Palm Desert Easter bash was a little different than your average. YMCA's Program Director, Dallas Williams, said the event was hosted to shine light on one thing...

"We get everyone out here or an Easter egg hunt and then ideally we get a little exercise out of them," Williams said.

It's all part of an effort to promote a healthy life style. 

"Kids get stuck on the phone. They get stuck in front of the computer, and sometimes I don't think they realize the social interaction and achievements that they get from doing something is just as, if not more, rewarding than getting a high score on a video game," said Williams. 

The physical aspect of the hunt is one reason the Inman family keeps coming back. 

"I like the way they organize it, having the kids running in the sunshine, playing, they got all the games set up for them, activities, stuff to keep them physically active while they're out here It's good for them," said Jason Inman of Palm Desert. 


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