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Egg Hunt on the Lawn

Youngsters sought and scrambled for Easter eggs on the Town Hall lawn Saturday.

 

The Easter Bunny was at  on Saturday while kids looked for eggs.

There were 1,000 of them on the lawn at the Recreation Department event.

One lucky egg hunter found the Big Blue egg and won an Easter basket.

Jeffrey Rubin April 12, 2012 at 02:14 AM
Sounds like an "eggsaggeration" to me! I didn't see any crying faces when I was there, but if there were, the Easter Bunny was there to bring those smiles back to their faces.
Elmwood Road April 12, 2012 at 03:00 AM
I agree. My 22 month old got one with the help of a very nice 3rd grader, but my 7 year old had no chance, let alone my 9 year old. I was happy to see such a turnout at first - I was shocked! But there were a large number of sad faces within 5 minutes of the first whistle. And while there were a number of parents who ignored the 8 egg limit, there were also instances of nice children sharing with those who found none. In any event, we made up for it with a nice backyard/indoor hunt of our own on Easter morning. My appreciation to the Rec Dept for having their hearts in the right place. Maybe next year the budget will allow for an additional 500 eggs. But there's no need to go overboard like the rumored 12,000 eggs that Marblehead placed....
Dawn Thompson April 12, 2012 at 02:13 PM
It was a great Free town wide event, as well as a FIRST annual event. The Director of Recreation has come up with some fantastic community events to bring the town of Swampscott together, the turnout was much bigger than expected and while it was unfortunate and sad to see some children without eggs after it was over, the Recreation Commission will now have a gauge to go by for future planning, 1000 eggs seemed like a lot, given we had never done an event like this in the past. Next year we will be ready with more eggs and either different start times or seperate hunting sections! I applaude Danielle for coming up with the GREAT IDEA and hope to see as many folks next year!!! I am also on the Recreation Commission and am so happy that the town has a Recreation Director that is trying to bring lots of free, fun events to our families, know that the volunteers obviously had only a positive outcome in mind, and could not imagine the huge turnout!!! Thanks again for coming, please come next year, we will be armed and ready for the masses.
John B Goode April 12, 2012 at 05:41 PM
Nothing is free but it was good to see people enjoying themselves. Perhaps the event can supply a decorated moderate size bag at a small cost. This would help regulate how many the child expects to stash and help ensure everyone gets some and not be a large burden on the town budget.
Glenn Kessler April 19, 2012 at 10:41 PM
More eggs and more smiles is the goal! All of the comments will be taken into account I'm sure!

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