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Egg hunt tossed because of violent adults

Children roll Easter eggs during the annual White House Easter Egg Roll on the South Lawn of The White House, in Washington on April 9, 2007. The White House Easter Egg Roll has been an annual tradition since 1878, when it was started by President Rutherford B. Hayes. (UPI Photo/Kevin Dietsch)
Children roll Easter eggs during the annual White House Easter Egg Roll on the South Lawn of The White House, in Washington on April 9, 2007. The White House Easter Egg Roll has been an annual tradition since 1878, when it was started by President Rutherford B. Hayes. (UPI Photo/Kevin Dietsch) | License Photo

MACON, Ga., April 6 (UPI) -- An annual Easter egg hunt in Central City Park in Macon, Ga., was canceled this year because of unruly parents, officials said.

The annual Easter egg hunt in Central City Park, which would have been held Saturday, was one of the largest in Middle Georgia, The Macon (Ga.) Telegraph reported.

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However, officials decided to cancel the event because "parents caused a situation in which some children got hurt," said Bibb County Commissioner Joe Allen, founder and CEO of Kids Yule Love which coordinated the egg hunt.

Allen said some parents insisted on accompanying their children in the hunt and some incidents occurred when parents became violent in attempts to get eggs for themselves or their children.

The event, he said, became a liability for Kids Yule Love.

"When people get hurt, they want some kind of compensation," he said.

"People forgot what the program was about ... An Easter egg hunt is only part of what Easter is all about," he said.

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