Easter Egg Hunt at Veterans Memorial Park draws a crowd of 400


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  • About 15 minutes before the start of the egg hunt, all the children were lined up in three age groups: seven 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.




  • Fire Department President Melissa Stevens gives last-minute instructions to the eager egg hunters.




  • And they're off!




  • They found the Golden Eggs and won gift bags: From left, Colin Bess, 5; Adaline Claire, 10 months.; and Lana Alvarado, 7.




  • Photos by Roger Gavan The Easter Bunny was also on hand to greet children like Lydia Miller, 5, and pose for photos.



WARWICK — Approximately 400 children, parents and grandparents attended the tenth annual Village of Warwick Easter Egg Hunt last Saturday, April 15.

The event is sponsored by the Warwick Volunteer Fire Department along with the Village Recreation Department.

Five years ago, the traditional Easter Egg Hunt was moved from Stanley-Deming Park to Veterans Memorial Park. It was also the fifth year that the sponsors also had a food drive to help the Warwick Valley Ecumenical Council 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.

Earlier that 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.

About 15 minutes before the start of the egg hunt, all the children were lined up in three age groups: seven 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 by Fire Department President Melissa Stevens and the siren signal to go, 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.

- Roger Gavan




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