Little Silver: This past weekend approximately 100 children, family and friends gathered at Markham Park in Little Silver to participate in the annual PBA 359 Easter egg hunt.
The annual event is sponsored by the Little Silver Police and is made possible by the hard work of the Little Silver Public Works Officials along with a host of volunteers.
As families started to arrive they were treated to pictures with the Easter bunny prior to the big event. Children, babies, and families all gathered to take their picture with the bunny in front of the Gazebo at the foot of the hill. After all of the pictures were taken, the children were divided into three age groups on the top of the hill where they waited patiently until 1 p.m. for the egg hunt to start.
After brief instruction the youngest group was given the green light to look for eggs in their designated search area. Several minutes later the 5-7 year olds took to the field hoping to find the golden egg. Finally, the 7-year and older group dashed down the hill devouring what was left of the eggs.
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As instructed, the children had to trade in their eggs to receive their chocolate bunny or small plush toy. Back at the gazebo, officers from the Little Silver Police Department coordinated the egg exchange and gave out treats to every child that participated in the egg hunt.
This event would not have been possible if it were not for the hard work of the Little Silver Police Department, Little Silver Public Works, and a host of volunteers. The Little Silver community has looked forward to this event for the past 20 years.
"Hunting for Easter eggs in Markham Park is something that the children look forward to year in and year out."