An Easter season tradition will return March 31 at Donner Park with the 59th Community Easter Egg Hunt.

Kids up to age 8 will have a chance to collect a basket full of eggs. About 7,000 special eggs filled with trinkets and treats will be planted around the park, at 22nd Street and Lafayette Avenue.

The hunt, which each year draws 800 to 1,000 kids, kicks off promptly at 10 a.m. It’s usually done by 10:02 a.m.

Jointly sponsored by The Columbus Meridian Kiwanis Club, Columbus Parks and Recreation and WCSI Radio, the event also gets support from volunteers at Mill Race Center who stuff plastic Easter eggs with candy.

The Easter Bunny will be on hand with extra treats and available for photos with children.

Hanging out before and after the hunt are representatives from the Columbus Fire Department, Columbus Police Department and Bartholomew County Sheriff’s Department, whose officers will be giving kids a chance to look at or in their vehicles at Donner Park.