Angry parents have lashed out at organisers of an Easter egg hunt, saying children were brought to tears when chocolate eggs were ripped out of their hands.
The Geelong Easter Egg Hunt and Street Food Festival have received reports staff were taking chocolate eggs away from devastated children because they had ‘too much’ reports Daily Mail.
Parents took to Facebook to vent their fury at organisers of the festival, which ran across the four-day long weekend in the Victorian city.
Organisers had limited the eggs which could be collected to ‘only one bag per child’ after parents paid a $15 fee.
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‘Was not impressed when the staff took Easter eggs out of the bags my children had collected and told them they had too much even after they only filled there [sic] bags as told at the start,’ one parent wrote on the Facebook page of Events Geelong, which had promoted the event.
‘They were also told that [the] Easter bunny will get angry if they don’t put some back which is not creating the magic of Easter.’
Another parent said she was shocked to see eggs being taken from her son. ‘Went to the Geelong Easter Egg Hunt and Food Festival at the showgrounds and just wow, they took eggs off children making them cry when they only had a few eggs,’ the parent said.
‘[The] Easter bunny went up to my son and took Easter eggs off of him, I was so shocked and my son wasn’t very happy afterwards. Upsetting.’
Event organiser Teresita Verfurth hit back at the negative comments and claimed one mother threatened to slap her, the Geelong Advertiser reported.
‘People had the rules, they read the rules, but we had people putting them in their pockets, hiding them in their prams – I was trying to get enough for all the children, I’m not discriminating against anyone,’ she said.
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