By Beth David, Editor
The annual egg hunt at Livesey Park sponsored by the North Fairhaven Improvement Association on Saturday, 4/16, included a bit of confusion this year. The event moved from the hillside to the parking lot, with a very organized plan to separate children by age, but, alas, children are, after all children.
As NFIA president Pauline Parker explained how it would all work: 9-12 here, toddler to 4 there, etc., someone decided they heard the word “go” and…off they went.
The NFIA called back most of them, but a couple of fast runners probably could not hear a thing and clearly had a jolly old time scooping up eggs throughout the park without any competition.
After a bit, the groups went off as planned, to their designated areas.
It was all in good fun and no harm was done to any children or bunnies.
In addition to the plastic eggs that had candy in them, hunters gathered several dozen wooden eggs to be turned in for special prizes.
After the hunt, all participants had a chance at the raffles which included Easter baskets, games, books, and stuffed animals.
Hot chocolate was available on the rather cold and blustery day, and about 200 people participated.
The Easter Bunny, Miss New Bedford Outstanding Teen Hannah Lima, and Miss Bristol County Outstanding Teen Mia Mitchell were also on hand for photos and to mesmerize the young’uns.
The free event was sponsored by the NFIA with candy and raffle items donated by community members.
“The following businesses and people donated to the Easter Egg Hunt,” wrote the NFIA on its Facebook page. “We thank them for their donations and for their continued support for the NFIA: Vila Verde Restaurant, Dorothy Cox Chocolates, Lynne Onishuk, Dr. Brian Bowcock, EMA Director Mark Jodion, EMA Sound System Operator Steve Pennington, Sara Sturtevant, The Raphael Family, The David Family, Boy Scout Troop 52 Fairhaven, Police & Fire Departments, Fairhaven BPW, NFIA members, Miss New Bedford Outstanding Teen Hannah Lima, Miss Bristol County’s Outstanding Teen Mia Mitchell
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