Easter Egg Hunt draws 500 kids

Participants also contributed to the Warwick Ecumenical Food Pantry

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  • Photos by Roger Gavan The children were off and hunting, not only for the ordinary goodies, but also for three þÄúgolden eggs,þÄù one for each age group. And each one of these entitled the lucky child to a special gift bag.




  • Additional photos can be found online at warwickadvertiser.com Cassidy Moore, 4, gives the Easter bunny a big hug.




  • Brooke Roe, 4, is doing pretty good.




  • In your Easter bonnet and ready for the Easter parade: From left, Kathleen Baird, 5; her brothers Sean, 2, and Robert, 7.




  • There were three þÄúgolden eggs,þÄù one for each age group. And each one of these entitled the lucky child to a special gift bag. From left, Owen Murillo, 6; Aurora Rinker-Legris, 10; and Joseph Volkmer, 3..



WARWICK — Although there was bright sunlight and clear blue skies, it was a little on the chilly side for mid-April.

But that didn't deter more 500 children, parents and grandparents from attending a traditional Easter event, the seventh annual Village of Warwick Easter Egg Hunt.

"I think this is the largest turn-out to date," said Mayor Michael Newhard. "And it was very well organized."

Two years ago the annual Village of Warwick Easter Egg Hunt was moved from Stanley-Deming Park to Veterans Memorial Park.

The popular event is co-sponsored by the Warwick Volunteer Fire Department along with the Village of Warwick Recreation Department.

Earlier in the morning, Warwick Fire Department members and other volunteers placed thousands of candies in the baseball field. The Easter Bunny was also on hand to greet the children and pose for photos.

Printed instructions were handed out to families as they arrived and about 15 minutes before the start of the egg hunt, all the children were lined up in three age groups; 7 to 12, four to six and three and under. Moms and dads were permitted to help the toddlers and everyone else enjoyed watching the children.

After last minute instructions and at the sounding of a siren, the children were off and hunting, not only for the ordinary goodies, but also for three "golden eggs," one for each age group. And each one of these entitled the lucky child to a special gift bag.

Also, for the second consecutive year, there was a food drive to help the Warwick Ecumenical Food Pantry. Participants were asked to bring a non-perishable food donation, which members of the Warwick Fire Department Auxiliary collected in boxes to be delivered to the Food Pantry office at the United Methodist Church.

- Roger Gavan

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