First Sign of Spring: Annual Egg Hunts
Local hunts range from typical to non-traditional
While government officials debate whether the White House Easter Egg Roll will be cancelled in the event of a government shutdown, the show is still going on in your own community.
On Saturday, the 29th annual Maplewood Spring Egg Hunt is open to children up to eight years old. Attendees should bring their own baskets for collecting eggs. Light refreshments will be served and there may even be a visit from a holiday Bunny.
The hunt will take place at 1 p.m. at Memorial Park (across from Maplewood Town Hall). Rain date is Sunday at 1 p.m.
The Livingston Lions Club will host an Easter Egg Hunt on Saturday beginning at 11:30 a.m. in Memorial Park. The event will feature 17 races for preschoolers through fifth graders, including races for older children. The day will also include a mother’s race. All race winners will receive a chocolate bunny.
Pictures will be available with a “surprise guest.” Raindate is April 7.
The ShopRite in Livingston is putting a twist on the annual hunt with a scavenger hunt on March 29 from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. that will take children throughout the store's produce section.
In-house dietitian Christine Patorniti said plastic eggs will each contain clues such as "One of the only fruits that have seeds on the outside." Children then will head to the strawberry section and find the next egg.
"We will discuss nutrition, healthy eating and holiday food," she said.
Attendees should sign up at the store's Customer Service desk prior to the event.