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An Easter Egg Hunt Like You've Never Seen Before

Adults-only egg hunt for cash. In a junkyard. Before you roll your eyes, check it out!


Remember as a child, searching for brightly colored eggs on Easter hoping you'd find more than anyone else? Chances are your egg hunt was in the yard at your house or at grandma's, or maybe at your church.

Probably not in a junkyard.

You'll definitely want to leave your new Easter dress and bonnet at home for the Marsh Auto Salvage 5th annual Adult Easter Egg Hunt in Upper Tyrone Township, PA, about an hour southeast of Pittsburgh. Hundreds of treasure seekers are expected to show up early for the chance to search abandoned cars in the junkyard for colored eggs filled with vouchers that can be exchanged for cash, from $5 to $100 -- $2500 in all.

Search for treasure in the 70 acres of cars on their 365 acre property Marsh Auto Salvage Facebook page

"They can be in glove boxes, in the fuel tank doors, in the muffler pipes, in the intakes," Timberly Kalemba, the office manager at Marsh told KDKA Radio. Last year nearly 500 people showed up, even though temperatures were in the 20's and there were snow flurries. "There were people with flip flops on," remembered logistics manager Kevin Mills.

See the glove box in this junker? That's just one of the places you could find eggs hidden! Marsh Auto Salvage Facebook page

Doors open at 8 a.m., with the gates to the yard opening at 9. Admission is $2.

Last year they had about 185 eggs left in the yard that no one found, but if you discover one in a junked car you buy later, you can't collect. "Once the day is over people can't claim it after that," said Timberly. And even though the egg hunt goes until 2:30 p.m. don't wait 'til then to show up. "They may be all gone by then."

Marsh Auto Salvage is located in at 885 Banning Road. Dawson PA 15427. That's between the towns of Perryopolis and Dawson. If you're not from Fayette County, you'll probably need your GPS!

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