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Beeping Easter Egg Hunt will be Friday at Garfield Elementary in Boise

The annual Beeping Easter Egg Hunt for visually-impaired youth in the Treasure Valley will begin at 12:30 p.m. Friday at Garfield Elementary in Boise.

Easter egg hunt

STATESMAN FILE PHOTO / Kerry Maloney
In 2008, Emilia Lane, 5, adds beeping eggs to an Easter basket donated to her class by the Quest Pioneers. The class of 3-5-year-olds hunted for candy filled eggs by first finding a larger egg that sends our a constant beeping noise.

The hunt is organized by CenturyLink’s Idaho Pioneers Chapter. The group brings specially-designed eggs that emit distinctive beeping sounds.

The technology was originally developed in 1964 by Charlie Fairbanks, a telephone engineer, and later modified for Easter eggs.

For more information, call Sheri Davis, 385-2856, or e-mail Sheri.Davis@centurylink.com.

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