Participants in the 9 to 12 year age group (above) dash for eggs at Meshoppen Community Park on April 8. The youngest winner of a big prize was seven-month-old Anastasia Anderson (below) of Wysox, whose parents found a prize-winning slip for a push toy in her grab bag.
Photos by Rick Hiduk
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Hundreds of children from around the area descended on Meshoppen’s Community Park on Saturday to enjoy the annual Easter egg hunt sponsored by the Meshoppen Holiday Fund. The air was crisp, but the sun was brilliant, and everyone in attendance was able to enjoy snacks and beverages and the hilarity of watching the egg scramblers fill their baskets in hopes of scoring donated prizes, including bicycles for the four oldest age groups. Many families also got photos with the Easter Bunny.
The event was largely coordinated by Holly Stark (below, far left), who also puts together the community Halloween party in October. She was joined by about a dozen volunteers, who did everything from preparing food, staffing the prize tables, spreading out the eggs, and cleaning up the park after the event. Stark expressed her gratitude for the helpers and the businesses and individuals who donated food, candy and prizes for the event.
The big winners of the day included (below, in order by age) Silas Reese (4) of Tunkhannock, Willa Dyson (7) of South Auburn, Lydia Payton (10) of Stevensville, and Brittnie Cahoon (20) of Tunkhannock.
The egg hunt by age groups, starting with infant to 2:
3 to 5 year olds
6 to 8 year olds
9 to 12 year olds
teenagers and adults