Easter egg hunts are meant for fun, but for one Hopkins community it's for unity.

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Easter egg hunts are meant for fun, but for one Hopkins community it's for unity.

"I came with this idea a week ago," Brandon Pearson said.

At Swandale Estates, the Easter bunny is 25-year-old Pearson, the Homeowners Association President.

"I printed the newsletters last week and had each neighbor know what I was doing and asked for donations of plastic eggs. So, I came up with altogether 800 plastic eggs and real eggs for this event," he said.

Pearson and a couple neighbors hid eggs all afternoon for the community's first ever Easter egg hunt.

Arlene Mullins has lived here since 1992 and hasn't seen anything like this.

"The participation was kind of down it wasn't like it was a lot of people participating at the time, but when Brandon came it was just blown up," Mullins said. "Everybody really wanted to participate because he was eager and he had a lot of energy and put forth a lot of effort."

Pearson said the help of the neighbors make all the holiday events possible.

"You have neighbors who do this every year. If it's a Christmas donation or even my spring cleaning each year those are the ones consistently give donations because they know we keep a safe and clean environment here in this community," Pearson said.

"I think it turned out great in the future I want it to be bigger," he said. "I want to go to Coral Creek, Hickory Ridge, Quail Point, all the subdivisions and do it as one big community not just my subdivision."

"We're all coming together and doing one thing and everybody cooperating together so we can get to know each other and we can watch out for each other and we can really enjoy our neighborhood," she said.

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