Dozens of children, along with their parents, lined up late Saturday morning at the field outside the old Boys & Girls clubhouse to participate in the 17th annual H-E-B Easter Egg Hunt.

"We always have a great turnout," H-E-B Executive Director Sylvia Campos said.

Campos said they decided to hold the hunt earlier this year to take advantage of the morning's cooler temperatures. She said this year was one of their largest hunts as H-E-B employees scattered about 12,000 eggs across the field.

"We added an extra 2,000 this year for the kids," Campos said. "That's a lot of eggs."

The field was divided by age group into three zones, each filled with thousands of Easter eggs. The eggs were in such large supply, some children had to resort to creative means once their baskets were full.

"They all got plenty," Campos said.

Besides standard eggs filled with candy, H-E-B also scattered colored eggs which if found allowed the children to receive a special prize. There were also several "golden" eggs hidden in the fields containing tickets for special, fully-loaded Easter baskets.

"It gets better every year," Campos said. "(The children) come out and join us and just have a good time. We do it for the kids."