Local bomb squad helps make special eggs for upcoming Easter egg hunt

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ST. CHARLES COUNTY, MO (KTVI) – Easter egg hunts will be popular over the next few weeks, but one hunt in Dardenne Prairie will be unlike any other.

St. Charles County’s police and parks departments announced the first ever egg hunt for special needs children. The county bomb squad is even making specialized “beeping” eggs that will allow visually impaired children to participate in the hunt.

“Normally, we don’t want to hear a beep, but now we're making things beep, so (it) kind of goes against what most people think we do for a full-time job,” said Commander Steve Case, St. Charles County Bomb Squad.

The hunt is scheduled for Saturday, March 19 at the Youth Activity Park in Dardenne Prairie. Separate start times will be held for sensory, mobility, and visually-impaired children 12 and under. Families must register, but there is no cost to participate.