And they’re off! Easter egg hunt draws hundreds of Robbinsville kids

Photo by Joanne Degnan/The Robbinsville Sun Children race across the lawn at Pond Road Middle School to collect Easter Eggs on Sunday, March 24.

Photo by Joanne Degnan/The Robbinsville Sun
Children race across the lawn at Pond Road Middle School to collect Easter Eggs on Sunday, March 24.

Thousands of candy-filled Easter eggs sprinkled over the middle school’s lawn and 350 eager children added up to a sweet time on Sunday morning at the Robbinsville PBA Local 344’s annual Easter egg hunt.

A short blast from a police car’s siren was the signal to go and in a flash the children were off and running across the grass. The older children needed no coaching, but a few of the younger toddlers seemed bemused by the commotion.

Photo by Joanne Degnan/The Robbinsville Sun Devin Davison, 4, fills his basket at PBA Local 344’s Easter egg hunt.

Photo by Joanne Degnan/The Robbinsville Sun
Devin Davison, 4, fills his basket at PBA Local 344’s Easter egg hunt.

Two-year-old Evan Polaski was more interested in the doughnut hole treats in his fists than the plastic eggs at his feet, but a few yards away 2-year-old Alexandra Paulus was all business as she methodically picked up eggs to fill a Hello Kitty basket that was practically half her size.

It took less than 10 minutes for all 4,100 brightly colored plastic eggs to be scooped up and dropped into the Easter baskets, beach pails, buckets and bags brought by the children, who ranged in age from 1 to 12 years.

After the hunt, the fun continued on the Pond Road Middle School playground where the PBA had several tables of toys behind yards of yellow police tape. Police officers pulled raffle tickets and children with the corresponding lucky tickets came up to choose their prizes.

Among the hundreds of winners was 1-year-old Megan Cecil, whose dad carried her to the winner’s table to pick a gift. Megan pointed to a baby doll in a small stroller and smiled happily when her dad picked it up and handed it to her.

Patrolman Kevin Colgan thanked David Bradley Chocolatier, of Windsor, for providing the candy and filling all the plastic eggs for the hunt.

David Cecil carries his daughter, Megan, 1, to the prize table to pick out a gift at PBA Local 344’s Easter egg hunt.

David Cecil carries his daughter, Megan, 1, to the prize table to pick out a gift at PBA Local 344’s Easter egg hunt.

Photo by Joanne Degnan/The Robbinsville Sun Evan Polaski, 2, at PBA Local 344’s Easter egg Hunt.

Photo by Joanne Degnan/The Robbinsville Sun
Evan Polaski, 2, at PBA Local 344’s Easter egg Hunt.

Photo by Joanne Degnan/The Robbinsville Sun Alexandra Paulus, 2, fills her Hello Kitty basket with Easter eggs.

Photo by Joanne Degnan/The Robbinsville Sun
Alexandra Paulus, 2, fills her Hello Kitty basket with Easter eggs.


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