Egg hunt kicks off the Easter season
By Melanie Savage - Staff Writer
Hebron - posted Mon., Apr. 11, 2011
The second annual Hebron Easter Egg Hunt – sponsored by Hebron Interfaith Human Services and the Hebron Parks and Recreation Department on Sunday, April 10 – was deemed a huge success.
“We didn’t expect to see this many people,” said Recreation Coordinator Jared Redmond. The event was started last year, after the opening of Hebron’s new Burnt Hill Park. “We thought it’d be a good idea to make use of the new park,” said Redmond.
Last year’s event was a bit chaotic. “We tried to do it in waves, with different age groups going at different times,” said Redmond. “But everyone got here early and just kind of took off at the same time.”
This year, with three simultaneous hunts divided into three different age groups, the event seemed to go very smoothly. “We have color-coded balloons to mark the different areas,” said Redmond. There were also plenty of volunteers to help corral kids to the proper location.
In total, children searched for 2,800 eggs filled with candy and raffle tickets. Kids lucky enough to discover a raffle ticket could turn it in for one of about 80 different gift baskets or stuffed animals. “We’ve got a one-basket limit per kid,” said Redmond. “We’re encouraging anyone who finds more than one to give one away to a friend.”