By Beth David, Editor
The weather this year was decidedly warmer than last year as hundreds of children and their adults lined up at top of the hill at Livesey Park in Fairhaven for the annual egg hunt on Saturday, 4/15.
Children were split up by age into the various playgrounds to give the younger kids a fair shake. Candy eggs and wooden eggs were strewn about the place by volunteers. The colorfully painted wooden eggs, numbering close to 200, each had a number on it, which corresponded to a prize.
The raffle included Easter baskets donated by local businesses and individuals, and a giant stuffed animal.
“It’s nice for the kids,” said Pat Medeiros. “We did it when we were kids, now we’re doing it with our grandkids.”
It was not lost on the children that they were in a playground. Many gave up looking for eggs pretty quickly and started playing on the slides, swings, climbing bars and other equipment.
Children also had the opportunity to meet the Easter Bunny and have pictures taken together.
The event is sponsored by the North Fairhaven Improvement Association is free and open to the public.
For more information on the NFIA, visit http://northfairhaven improvementassoc.weebly.com. They generally meet the third Wednesday of the month at the NFIA building, 267 Adams Street.
This year’s prizes were sponsored by the following.
Chocolate Egg Sponsor: Gail & Andy Konerth at Danny’s Seafood Restaurant located at 574 No. Front Street New Bedford.
“Door prize” Sponsors: Vila Verde Restaurant 362 Main Street; Raphael Family in Memory of Alfred and Clementina Raphael; Cox Candy located at 119 Alden Rd donated six baskets in the following names — The original officers who organized the NFIA, Pres, Walter J. Borowicz, Vice Pres. James J. Medeiros, Treasurer Joseph Oliveira, and Secretary Jose Urquiola, also Robert Cormier a past president and Antone Hawk Medeiros; Emma Jeans, donated six Baskets; 4 Paws Up; Fairhaven Lions Club; Debbie Davis
Sound System: E.M.A. director Marc Jodion & Steve Pennington sound system operator.
Helpers: The Boy Scouts Troop 52 from St. Mary’s Church
All those who assisted with Easter Egg Hunt and the members of the NFIA; NFIA sponsored Hot Chocolate and Server is Johnny Raphael; Sara Sturtevant
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