BY BARRY WARNER
The annual tradition of the Easter Egg Hunt always stirs up thoughts of new life, the warmth of spring and flowers blooming. Last Saturday, hundreds of children, with their family members, lined up to receive colored wicker baskets, a sticker and a chance to guess the number of jelly beans in the big jar. As the children were waiting to rush the field, they participated in supervised cupcake decorating, having their faces painted, creating a paper flower and taking a photo with The Easter Bunny.
Ann Marie Cruz, who wore the bunny costume said, “This is a community event and we want people to know that this egg hunt was planned and implemented by members of The New City Chamber of Commerce.”
In order to make sure that every child found enough eggs, the youngsters were instructed to gather four eggs of their basket color and stop. It was enjoyable to view hundreds of children fan out across the open field that was sprinkled with colored plastic eggs. Half the fun was finding the eggs and the other half was discovering what type of candy was inside.
Parent Debra Edelman stated, “The organizers did a great job preparing this event. My son said that he was looking forward to today and kept asking me about how much longer he had to wait for the Egg Hunt.”