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Easter Egg Hunt 2013

Over 11,000 brightly colored Easter eggs dotted the Gary Depken Field for the Annual Easter Egg Hunt held on the rain date, Saturday, March 23, 2013 at 10:00 a.m.  The Easter Bunny visited, was available for photos by delighted parents and grandparents.

Over 300 Heights Pre-schoolers through Third Graders participated and about 200 adults watched the event on a sunny spring morning. Baskets were provided.

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 backpack with prizes.

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 a dozen 8th and 9th Graders from the Hasbrouck Heights High/Middle School assisted.

Members of the Hasbrouck Heights Fire Department were on standby with their equipment at Depken Field during the event. ###

Previous Egg Hunts [2012] [2011]

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