Photo and story are courtesy of The Gazette Newspaper. © 2012. All
Easter Egg Hunt 2012
Over 9,000 brightly colored
Easter eggs dotted the Gary Depken Field for the Annual Easter Egg Hunt held on the rain
date, Saturday, April 7, 2012 at 10:00 a.m. The Easter Bunny visited,
handed out an Easter toy and was available for photos by delighted parents and
The field was set up into three sections with eager children and their empty Easter baskets. The three part egg hunt began with four to five year old children in Pre-K lined up on the north side of the field by event organizers. Parents for the very young, were allowed to escort kids on this hunt.
Police Chief Michael Colaneri began a countdown, blew his whistle and quickly stepped away as the children ran across the field to collect as many eggs as they could.
Parents for the older kids were chased away, and this sequence continued for K through First Graders in the center section and Second and Third Graders on the south section.
Every child received a prize.
No one could recall when this event began, but many adults remember collecting eggs when they were youngsters.
Free tickets were distributed through the elementary schools and were also available at the Boro Clerk's Office at 320 Boulevard.
This event was sponsored by the Mayor's Celebration Committee.About members of the Hasbrouck Heights Fire Department were on standby with their equipment at Depken Field during the event. ###