GRAPIDS RAPIDS (WZZM) -- For many families in Grand Rapids, especially on the West Side, it wouldn't seem like Easter without the annual Easter Egg hunt at John Ball Park. But unless something changes that tradition may be over.
Bob Wallington, the volunteer who's been organizing the event, is now on disability and says he no longer has the physical stamina or financial resources to put on the Easter egg hunt.
"I've been doing it for 28-29 years," he says. "Physically, I'm unable to do it any further. My body is just worn out."
Wallington says he could run the hunt one last time this year if he gets enough help and candy donations.
"Anything we can get, small, big. Anything will help," he says. But after that, someone else will have to step up. "I'd like to get somebody that has the manpower, the kid-power or the connections," he explains. "A church group on the West Side, it would be ideal."