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An Easter Egg Hunt for visually-impaired children

An Easter Egg Hunt for visually-impaired children

by Carolyn Holly

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Posted on April 2, 2012 at 12:36 PM

Updated Saturday, Nov 9 at 9:35 PM

I am so happy to share with you the news that a very special Easter Egg hunt is returning to Boise this week.

It's the CenturyLink Pioneers “beeping” Easter egg hunt for visually-impaired children
 
The hunt will take place Friday April 6th, at 1pm, at Garfield Elementary School in Boise near Broadway and Boise Avenue.

But this isn't just an ordinary Easter egg hunt. These hidden eggs are unique.

Why?

The eggs have electronic circuit boards, batteries, and telephone speakers in them.  That's what makes them go "beep!"

(Click onto the story above to hear them in action.)

CenturyLink says in a press release: This “beeping” technology was originally developed in 1964 by Charlie Fairbanks, a telephone engineer who created the concept for beeping baseballs. The technology was later modified to produce beeping Easter eggs."

So "Happy Easter Egg hunting" to the kids, and thank you to the adults who make this event possible in our community!

- Carolyn

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