What seemed like more than 500 people turned out for the Newtown Business Association’s annual Easter Egg Hunt Saturday morning.
Through the morning chill and the breeze, the business association was happy to host the annual egg hunt behind the Goodnoe Elementary School, a new location for the annual event.
The Easter Bunny showed up to take photos with kids and people of all ages, including parents and grandparents, lined up to race for eggs stuffed with prizes from local businesses and candy.
According to Beverly Dimler, the president of the Newtown Business Association, 2017 is about the 12th year that the egg hunt has gone on. This year also had the largest turnout so far.
The 7,000 eggs prepared for the hunt, plus the extra goodies, made sure that every participant left with a prize of some kind.
Maggie Dewitt and her family have lived in Newtown for more than 30 years, and on Saturday she ran in the grandparent race after her grandson ran for eggs.
“It’s just fun and it really gets you into the Spring season feeling,” Dewitt said.
Elizabeth Burza, who grew up in Newtown, and her husband Ryan visited from Northeast Philadelphia for the egg hunt this year.
“It’s really just nice to show my kids,” Elizabeth said, referencing the area where she grew up. The Burza’s kids’ favorite portion of the outing was getting to meet the Easter Bunny.
Melinda Kennedy brought her kids out to the egg hunt with her friends, Lisa and Joel Spangler. According to Kennedy, her kids really enjoyed getting to run for the eggs and finding out the prizes inside.
The only thing missing from the day’s festivities was an egg hunt for the dogs who came with their families, Joel Spangler joked.