MORRISTOWN, NJ - On your mark! Get set! Go!
That was the sound that was heard throughout Lidgerwood Park on Saturday morning. The Morristown Annual Easter Egg Hunt began at 10:00 AM and Amanda Applegate, Superintendent of Recreation, said, “About 316 people pre-registered and over 80 people registered today for the annual Easter Egg Hunt.”
The egg hunt includes pictures with the Easter Bunny, a train ride and thousands of eggs with various types of candy inside. There are three different age groups participating in the hunt. The 3 and under group started the hunt as they picked up over 2000 eggs placed on the tennis courts. Usually the hunt takes place on the grass of the park, however, due to the rain the hunt was moved to the tennis courts.
The second group consisted of kids ages 4-6 while the final group consisted of kids ages 7-10.
The eggs were replenished after each age group.
It was a morning of excitement and strategy as kids of all ages planned out how they would hold as many eggs as possible without dropping them. Each age group was told that in addition to the candy filled eggs, there are also 8 eggs that are filled with tickets that would enable them to select a prize.
“We come every year. It’s something we all look forward to," said Jodi McDonald, mother of three.