2023 Meshoppen Egg Hunt Dazzling Success

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


  1. My Daughter had an absolute ball today. The Easter Bunny was great. She waved and acknowledged every kid that passed her by. My daughter loves the easter bunny. Every other egg hunt she went to, the bunny was low key and unanimated. Every other bunny she saw this year didn’t even give her a wave! So Thank you for a wonderful experience, she left with candy a toy and a smile on her face that lasted all day!

    1. I am glad your daughter enjoyed the Easter Bunny. I tried my best to make each kid feel welcomed and also special even if it was just a minute or two. Holly Stark is amazing also what she does every year is beyond amazing. I just jumped in at the last second. But I am happy I could make a difference in a child’s day with the Easter Bunny.

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