GLEN ROCK, NJ - With families in New Jersey under a stay-at-home order and all events canceled, that means local children won’t be able to participate in traditional Easter Egg Hunts this year.
That includes the one held annually at Glen Rock’s Thielke Arboretum – for now.
The Glen Rock Jaycees, a local non-profit group that sponsors the Easter festivities, said its still looking into ways to help bring a little color and joy to the community during the COVID-19 pandemic.
According to the Jaycees, the group is in the process of coming up with “some social distancing ideas to keep this year’s event running” and to stay tuned for further announcements.
Around the country, many communities still plan to hold hunts while being mindful of local, state and federal government recommendations to avoid social gatherings and to stay six feet apart from others.
In some places, “socially distant Easter Egg Hunts” or “Quarantine Easter Egg Hunts” are planned that invite homes, businesses and organizations to decorate paper eggs and hang them in windows. Then, families can go for walks (or drives) in their neighborhoods and tally up how many eggs they see along the way.