CRANFORD, NJ – The Cranford Jaycees held their annual Easter egg-hunt on Saturday, at Orange Avenue School. The chilly 36 degree temperature kept neither the Easter Bunny, nor the estimated 250 children from attending.

Approximately 4,800 eggs were filled by Girl Scout Troop No. 40322, the eggs were then spread around the OAS field, to be hunted by four different age groups. For those who found the golden eggs, there were special gift baskets. Trevor Deal, of the Jaycees said, “The children had a great time and really interacted with the Easter Bunny.”

In its seventh year, the egg hunt is free to attend, the event is funded by the Jaycees general fund.  Their only request was to donate a food item to Cranford Family Care, whom they have worked with every year. This year, the egg-hunt generated a donation of more than 300 food items.

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Acknowledging the volunteers, Deal stated, “We appreciate the widespread help this year, from 25 individual Jaycees and their spouses/families who made this event a success.”

The Jaycees sponsor many events throughout the year, such as: the Pancake Breakfast and Oktoberfest, with proceeds going to the First Aid Squad, the Firecracker Road Race, which benefits its scholarship fund, the Santa Toy Donation and Delivery, toy donations go to Toys for Tots, in return, Santa delivers a toy to your home, to name a few.

 For more information about the Cranford Jaycees visit their website at