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'Scouting 4 Eggs' organizers explain what went wrong in adult Easter egg hunt

Organizers from Saturday's Scouting 4 Eggs event at Cary Camp are speaking out after many were turned away

Posted: Apr 14, 2019 6:16 PM
Updated: Apr 15, 2019 5:43 AM

LAFAYETTE, Ind (WLFI) —Organizers from the 'Scouting 4 Eggs'event at Cary Camp are speaking out. As we previously reported, so many people showed up at the adult Easter egg hunt that many people were turned away.

According to the Tippecanoe County Sheriff's Office, the event reached full capacity. Due to traffic congestion, no one else was allowed in after 8:15 p.m. Saturday.

People took to social media complaining about being turned away. Organizer Ben Blumenberg said the overcrowding even came as a surprise to him.

"The event exploded with popularity in the last 48 hours," said Blumenberg. "We sold about 800 tickets in 48 hours and had no idea that it was going to grow that much."

Blumenberg said refunds are scheduled to go out Monday.He also said the Boy Scouts of America are planning a two night adult Easter egg hunt next year.

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