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      Mayor Benjamin hosts 3rd annual Easter Egg Hunt

      Columbia's First Family invited the public out for a family fun Easter Egg event Friday.

      COLUMBIA, SC(WACH)--Columbia's First Family invited the public out for a family fun Easter Egg event Friday.

      Mayor Steve Benjamin and his family met with thousands of people at Drew Park behind the Drew Wellness Center. Hundreds of kids and their parents got to enjoy the 3rd annual Easter Egg Hunt. Prizes were given away as well.

      The mayor also used the opportunity to raise awareness of exercise and proper nutrition through zumba and other warm up exercises.

      "This has been an effort to try to talk about celebrating the season, the spirit of Easter," Benjamin said. "But also combining it with healthy exercise and encouraging people to get out and get active. That is why we have zumba, dancing, and everything else."