Kids make quick work out of Easter egg hunts

Sophie Dauncey finds an egg hiding in the bushes at the Davisburg Community Hall's first ever Easter Egg Hunt on April 15.

Evelyn Casstevens, 3, shows off her find at an Easter egg hunt organized by Salem Baptist Church on Saturday.

"We have somewhere around 20,000 eggs we put out this year, and they'll be picked up in about seven minutes", Scarberry said.

Attendees are asked to bring their own eating utensils and beverages as well as a dish to share.

Darrell Griffin, Moose Lodge member and volunteer, said he's been the "egg guy" who cooked and colored the eggs for the last 25 years, but this year plastic eggs were used because the event lost the sponsorship of a local supermarket. Parking is limited, so carpool, walk, bike, or golf cart it to the Planet if possible.

Ever wondered why there are some many bunnies, lambs and eggs around during Easter? And as always, there will be a Love Offering taken for Higher Ground Ministries after the service.

"We want them to be kids and have fun like everybody else", said Carolyn Baker, the center's development director. "Two years ago when we had one hunt only we hit really big capacity, and that's when we really had to start to figure out how to make everybody comfortable in the hunt area and make sure this is a fun experience for everyone".

Co-sponsors of the event are Prevention Links, New Birth Grand Lodge of NJ and the Union County Parks and Recreation Dept. "I hope that everyone can come and see all the great things we have here". "It's a great outreach for Christ, and everybody enjoys a good egg hunt".

"We offer this program for the older youth as an extension to the typical egg hunt", Durso said. Shepherd said as she looked through the large mouth hole of the approximately three-foot tall Easter bunny head.

The Rec Park Carousel will also be open during the event.

"We serve them some food and then we have a few crafts for them", Andy Dawes of Central Church of Christ said as he swept the floors of the shelter.

  • Salvatore Jensen