Easter Egg Hunt

A child with a basket full of Easter eggs searches for more at the Easter Egg Hunt, April 12, 2014

A child with a basket full of Easter eggs searches for more at the Easter Egg Hunt, April 12, 2014

A beautiful, sunny morning was the setting for the annual Easter Egg Hunt sponsored by Princeton Council 636 of the Knights of Columbus on April 12, 2014.

Children and parents rush to grab the eggs at the start of the Easter Egg Hunt.

Children and parents rush to grab the eggs at the start of the Easter Egg Hunt.

Young children and their parents eagerly searched for and collected eggs hidden throughout the St. Paul School property (218 Nassau St., Princeton).  Many eggs lay on the ground in plain sight; others were hidden in hard-to-find locations, such as in trees, bushes, and flowerbeds, as well as near the fences, visible to passers-by on Nassau Street.  Five special eggs, four silver and one gold, were also hidden.  Each child finding a silver egg received a large chocolate bunny, and the child who retrieved the gold egg got a stuffed bunny. Each child participating in the Easter Egg Hunt received a small chocolate bunny.

GK John Twamley hides the golden egg.

GK John Twamley hides the golden egg.

The golden egg was found...

The golden egg was found…

...earning one happy hunter a nice prize.

…earning one happy hunter a nice prize.

Despite concerns that some of the special eggs were hidden so well that no one would find them, the children rose to the challenge, finding all of the special eggs, and nearly all of the other eggs as well.  The hunters were quick as well: ten minutes after the start, hardly any egg was left untouched.

The impressive collection of eggs one hunter managed to find.

The impressive collection of eggs one hunter managed to find.

Princeton Council 636 of the Knights of Columbus has held the Easter Egg Hunt since the 1990s.  Previous Easter Egg Hunts have been held in public parks.  The St. Paul’s school site was a definite success.  The Knights appreciate that the school permitted us to hold the Easter Egg Hunt on their property and hope to use it again in the future.

A girl grabs an egg lying on the St. Paul School lawn.

A girl grabs an egg lying on the St. Paul’s School lawn.

The steps leading down to the school entrance hid additional eggs.

The steps leading down to the school entrance hid additional eggs.

The Easter Egg Hunt is a wonderful family experience that children can enjoy together with their parents.  It is an exciting event that children will fondly remember as they grow up.

A mother and son work together at the Easter Egg Hunt.

A mother and son work together at the Easter Egg Hunt.

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