A sunny spring day Saturday, March 30, found hundreds of parents and children crowding Treadwell Park, eager for this year’s Easter Egg Hunt hosted by Grace Family Church.
“It’s starting,” someone shouted as children lined up, waiting to rush the field and gather plastic eggs.
Seconds later the many children — baskets or bags in hand — surged across the fields and playground where Easter treasures waited. Among those scrambling for eggs was Jayden Kozek, who quickly filled his basket. Anna Suriano, 18 months, and her brother Stephen, 3 soon sat in the sun with their mother Holly Suriano and grandmother Carrie Polmateer, who had traveled from Albany N. Y. for the event.
“This is their first Easter egg hunt,” Ms Suriano said. “They don’t get candy often,” she said, noting that her young children soon realized the eggs were filled with treats.
Minutes before the hunt, guests for the annual Easter celebration and egg hunt enjoyed games and crafts and a chance to meet with the Easter bunny. Claudia Andrews, 6, painted a colorful butterfly. Gabby Tesar, 9, clutched a colorful basket and wore her bunny ears, waiting to collect candy-filled eggs.
Molly Zillodas, 11, kept one eye on the lawn near Treadwell’s pavilion where pastel eggs waited.
Youth Pastor Adam Fredericks said Saturday’s turn-out was “huge.” He and volunteers had hidden 400 pounds of candy in eggs on the lawn. He was glad to see so many in attendance Saturday.
Victoria Chacon, 2 sat with her mother Kathy, enjoying the mild day.
Eating candy from their baskets were sisters Scoville sisters Jenna 7, and Alexa, 3, content with the prizes they had gathered during the hunt.