An egg-citing hunt On your mark, get set go…

The Saturday of Easter weekend on April 15, saw nearly one hundred area children clutching festive baskets as they braved a gusty wind, while scrambling for thousands of candy and toy filled Easter eggs at the Gamma Beta Sorority’s annual Easter Egg Hunt held at the fair grounds.

Peep! Peep! Don’t get in my way! April 15 was egg-specially egg-citing and eggtremely eggstra-special as area children scrambled for thousands of Easter Eggs at the annual hunt. (Photos by Sherry Vogel)

By Sherry Vogel

The Saturday of Easter weekend on April 15, saw nearly one hundred area children clutching festive baskets as they braved a gusty wind, while scrambling for thousands of candy and toy filled Easter eggs at the Gamma Beta Sorority’s annual Easter Egg Hunt held at the fair grounds.

The eggs, which were stuffed by the Easter Bunny’s helpers at Superior Care Villa, were hidden on green grassy knolls which were designated for various age groups.

The first group were the 1-2 year olds. Initially these babies weren’t quite sure how to go about an egg hunt. These who often lost their balance as they wobbled off across the uneven ground, were quite oblivious to the egg-straordinary colorful baubles lying in full sight.

One young lad gingerly picked up a colorful egg and automatically put it up to his mouth to fully explore the unknown trinket. All the while mom was encouraging him, “Put it in your basket, put it in your basket.”

This IiI’ chickadee carefully handled an Easter egg to dye for.

A two-year-old girl didn’t take long to catch on, as her mother prodded her, “Get it, go to the next one, and go to the next one.” The happy youngster hopped as fast as she could go, eventually acquiring a basket overflowing with numerous pretty eggs.

The second group was the preschool aged 3-5 year olds. They were well versed at hunting for eggs, evident as they ran to and fro happily collecting dozens of eggs in just a matter of minutes.

As the various age groups waited their turn, a very familiar furry white hippty hoppity bunny made his rounds. He was greeted with open arms by most, but was observed at a safe distance by others. A few small children’s mothers wiped their tears when the bunny ventured too near to them.

The event sped by quicker as the older kids, who are much older, wiser and stronger sprang into action. They eagerly awaited the “go” signal and with baskets whipping in the wind, they were off, scrambling for eggs.

The grass was greener in a number of children’s baskets because a 24 karrot gold ticket, in each age category, won an eggstra-special grand prize.

Although the day was windy, everyone in attendance seemed to enjoy coming together to share in this springtime celebration.