JAMESTOWN – Spring is hopping its way towards the area, kicking off with the 74th annual Easter Egg Hunt at Allen Park this Saturday.
City of Jamestown leaders, along with various donors, gathered in the park that will hold hundreds of eggs filled with goodies teasing the return of the Easter event.
“Our police department has heard rumblings that the Easter Bunny might be coming along,” explained Mayor Sundquist. “We’re excited to just see people again, to have them enjoy our parks, and to really kick off the opening of all the parks here in the city.”
The park will be filled with children of all ages for the Easter Egg Hunt, including 8-year-old twins Lauren and Erin Engquist, who just can’t wait to find those sweet treats hidden about.
“I’m looking forward to finding the candy,” explained Lauren Engquist.
“I agree with her,” stated Erin Engquist.
The eggs won’t just have candy in them, as Park’s Manager Dan Stone tells us, there are many prizes just waiting to be found, including some new bikes and helmets.
“I think we’re up to 300 prize eggs right now, and probably another 300 that will be filled with candy, and thousands of pieces of candy,” explained Stone. “We’re excited to be able to hand it out and have the kids have a good time with it.”
Those who visited the park, including the president of the Allen Park Women’s Club Darlene Friend, are among those looking to see new life in the part this spring.
“It’s a good thing for the city, for the community to do for the kids.” stated Darlene Friend.
The Easter event is made possible thanks to its many donors, including the Allen Park Women’s Club, Pro Hardware, Jamestown Police and Fire Departments, and many others.
The Easter Egg Hunt will kick off quite a few festivities at the park this year, including many concerts and sporting events.