Easter is a time for celebration, worship, and a lot of fun with chocolate, family, marshmallow Peeps, and so much more. Easter Egg hunts are a huge part of the celebration and enjoyment every single year, but sometimes, people get carried away. The PEZ Easter Egg Hunt 2016 was being held for the third straight year, and on March 27, 201. According to PEOPLE, it ended up having to be cancelled because parents cheated, children were bloodied, and chaos ensued.
The PEZ visitors center in Connecticut started hosting an Easter Egg hunt three years ago, and it was expected to continue, but 2016 turned ugly. The staff from PEZ said that everything turned into a huge “mess” after the some-1,000 attendees ignored all instructions and rules and made it complete chaos.
Three fields were where the 2016 PEZ Easter Egg Hunt was being held and there around 10,000 eggs hidden all around. Start times were to be staggered and begin at different moments for different age groups.
Unfortunately, no-one listened to any of the rules and all of the staff was completely and totally ignored, per Fox 8.
“Unfortunately people chose to enter the first field prior to anyone from PEZ staff starting the activity. The crowd moved to the second field, waited for only a couple of minutes and proceeded to rush the field without being directed to do so and before the posted start time,” the company said on Facebook.
PEZ continued on because there was much more to say.
“Due to the actions of a few, the good intent quickly turned into a mess. I would like to sincerely apologize to each of our guests, this was not something created to frustrate or make people angry,” the company said.
Attendees were extremely angry at the way it was held and organized and went off on PEZ. Many called the Easter Egg hunt a “joke” and couldn’t believe what parents were allowing their children to do. They also couldn’t believe what some of the other parents were doing.
“My grandson ended up with a bloody from an ADULT in the 9-12 year old section knocking into him!!!! Where was PEZ personnel?? Where was the safety of our children in your thought process?? And to make matters worse, how about almost getting hit by a vehicle leaving your property, which had parked in your lot and was leaving, in very close proximity to the ‘egghunt’ field”?” Jennifer Barden-Moore wrote, according to NBC Connecticut.
The PEZ Easter Egg Hunt 2016 was meant to continue a young tradition and have a nice event for a lot of people all in one place. Unfortunately, greed and childish behavior caused it not only be a total “mess,” but to be cancelled as well.