SAN ANTONIO -- The Easter egg hunt is a beloved tradition that dates back centuries.
According to History.com
, the legend of the Easter Bunny and the Easter egg hunt came to the U.S. back in the 17th century, when children of German immigrants would make nests in gardens in anticipation of an egg-laying hare called "Osterhase" or "Oschter Haws" paying them a visit and laying its colored eggs.
Whether you like the more traditional hard-boiled and dyed variety or a plastic egg filled with chocolate, an Easter egg hunt is just about irresistible for children (and parents and grandparents who love to watch the kids 'go on the hunt').
News 4 WOAI/WOAITV.com viewers didn't 'hop' around when we asked who has the best Easter egg hunt in San Antonio.
Your top four nominees were:Morgan's Wonderland
5223 David Edward Drive, San Antonio, TX 78233-6941Concordia Lutheran Church
16801 Huebner Road, San Antonio, TX 78258Two Step Restaurant
9840 Texas 1604 Loop, San Antonio, TX 78254SeaWorld
10500 SeaWorld Drive, San Antonio, TX 78251AND...Concordia Lutheran Church
won the top honor. Senior Paster Bill Tucker was thrilled when News 4 WOAI's Jacqueline Ortiz delivered the great news Wednesday afternoon.
"Thank you, Jacqueline. Thank you, News 4 WOAI. What an exciting award," said Pastor Tucker. "We have 16,000 eggs at Concordia, and its going to be a great time."
The huge egg hunt is scheduled for Saturday, April 7th and starts at 11:00 a.m. Children 2 years old through 5th graders are invited to go to participate. Just look for the tall cross at the corner of Loop 1604 and Huebner Road. Everyone is welcome, and it's free.
Because of large crowds in the past, the folks at Concordia Lutheran Church are asking anyone who wants to attend to please email them