Secondliners' Easter Extravaganza Draws Crowd of Hundreds

On Sunday, hundreds of children ventured out to Henry Beck Park for the Secondliners' Easter Extravaganza, and no one left empty-handed.

"My daughter started walking out here on Easter, when she was one, what 14 months, so it's been a tradition to bring them out here," says Veronica Burns.

On any given Easter Sunday, chances are you'll find Burns and her two children here at Beck Park. Burns says her daughter and son have especially enjoyed the holiday since the Secondliners Easter Extravaganza started up three years ago at the park.

For Tashjia Stewart, the event is like a family reunion. Each year she brings her four children, but meets up with many other relatives at the event.

"My aunt, she's a second liner, she's a member, and they just get together and have a good time with everybody. Some people can't have Easter things and stuff for the kids, and we're glad that we're blessed, so we want to bless everybody. Last year we did it, and came back to do it again. We're going to keep on as long as we have a good outcome," Stewart says.

"The event is growing, because last year, we had roughly about 300 people, and a lot of the people in the Gulf Coast area hadn't come back due to Katrina. This year, we have more people coming out, more participation," says Secondliners' Business Manager Fredrick Perryman.

The Easter Bunny also made it out to the Extravaganza, heading up the highlight of the day

"The Easter Egg Hunt that's the thrill of the day. You get out, have the kids going out of all ages, having a good time, so that's the big kick of the day, the Easter Egg Extravaganza, Easter Egg Hunt," Perryman says.