Egg donation for Tucson families in need; Audible egg bring Easter tradition to school for the blind

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TUCSON, Ariz. -- A big donation will make Easter breakfast possible for families in need.

Hickman Family Farms delivered nearly 5,000 dozen eggs to the community food bank.

The eggs will be distributed through the child nutrition program, the Pima County agency market program, and other food box programs.

"Well the Hickmans really focus around Easter and making their big contribution, because you know, Easter it's kind of associated with eggs.  And it's just a really high protein item so it's great.  We're going to start distributing the eggs tomorrow and we're going to make a lot of people very happy," said Community Food Bank CEO Bill Carnegie.

All those cartons of eggs count up to nearly 59,000 individual eggs.


TUCSON, Ariz. -- The hunt was on for students at the Arizona State School for the Deaf and the Blind.

They were searching for Easter eggs that were made specifically for them.

The beeps coming from these Easter eggs may sound foreign to some, but it's a sound of joy to students at the school of the blind.

"I was included in it I could find a an egg because they beep they make noise, it's a very extraordinary event," said Chris Able, a student at the Arizona State School for the Deaf and the Blind.

The idea for the beeping eggs, came from pantyhose.

Someone thought the plastic egg shaped cases that pantyhose are sold inside could be used to help children participate in an Easter egg hunt.

"Someone got the idea if take the eggs put a mechanism in them to where we could make them beep then we could use them for Easter eggs," said Qwest volunteer Sherry Daughtry.

Allowing students like Able and his classmates the chance to hunt for Easter eggs like other kids.

"I've really never gotten any unless someone gave me some because I could not see it, so it was, I was over joyed when I got one," said Able.

The student's smiles are ear to ear and the volunteers' are just as big when the kids find the eggs.

"That's what makes it all worth it.  It's worth the time and effort we do just to see them enjoy themselves," said Daughtry.

The audible Easter egg was originally designed in 1978.