Arts & Entertainment

'Egg'cellent Turnout: New Providence Lions 47th Annual Easter Egg Hunt

03dc0bd89b1eb6fdff81_DSCF2001.JPG
Hundreds come to scoop up eggs at the 47th Annual New Providence Lions Club Easter Egg Hunt. Credits: Bobbie Peer
5f384d5352532fd1618e_DSCF1994.JPG
3a4e41a5ebcd72de3195_DSCF2010.JPG
New Providence Lions Club cooked and dyed over 90 dozen eggs to scatter along the trails at Oakwood Park. Credits: Bobbie Peer
78dd52925c68d5dd9dff_DSCF2004.JPG
Credits: Bobbie Peer
82c18d360755a0a2bb8d_DSCF2028.JPG
Children toured the Fire Engine and visited with Fire Chief Joe Parlapiano Credits: Bobbie Peer
acd7821097fc498ebfe7_DSCF2020.JPG
Credits: Bobbie Peer
645c27a5577149836197_DSCF2026.JPG
Credits: Bobbie Peer
6cc80c7608aa47f62de9_DSCF2029.JPG
Credits: Bobbie Peer
b2cb736229b59b252683_DSCF2031.JPG
Credits: Bobbie Peer
9a95130f6d73f02d2400_DSCF2033.JPG
There were one silver and one gold egg on each of the age identified trails. Each winner was awarded with a large chocolate bunny. Credits: Bobbie Peer
58dd390f583500599ed5_DSCF2015.JPG
And they are off!! Credits: Bobbie Peer
bb36f80e473928a35bb1_DSCF2034.JPG
Credits: Bobbie Peer
e080fc28ca71d7b13b27_DSCF2012.JPG
3eb3b6e904d54245d180_DSCF2009.JPG
Credits: Bobbie Peer
efd3071c535e12192827_DSCF2006.JPG
Each trail was marked. Credits: Bobbie Peer
35e302c89591fcd7ada8_DSCF2003.JPG
Credits: Bobbie Peer
2c46696d26316302851d_DSCF2008.JPG
Over 90 dozen eggs were made by the members of the New Providence Lions Club. Credits: Bobbie Peer
cac10aacf20f3902cdb1_DSCF1998.JPG
Credits: Bobbie Peer
29f7bc0d739b7c33fe05_DSCF1997.JPG
Credits: Bobbie Peer
c56a61b7794c73ee5ad4_DSCF2025.JPG
Credits: Bobbie Peer
d6d08b5a2c911a130354_DSCF2024.JPG
Credits: Bobbie Peer
7159d023e544a09cdb6a_DSCF2023.JPG
Credits: Bobbie Peer
9ba1cdbc6edf3d369b91_DSCF2022.JPG
Credits: Bobbie Peer
7142db7b18393009b360_DSCF2035.JPG
Credits: Bobbie Peer
03dc0bd89b1eb6fdff81_DSCF2001.JPG

NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ - This year, hundreds of children hit the trails of Oakwood Park on Saturday at the New Providence Lions 47th Annual Easter Egg Hunt which also featured visits with the Easter Bunny, a clown and a tour of the New Providence fire engine.

To keep things fair, the bunny "trails are always mapped for different age groups," said Tom Matrone, event organizer.  Each trail had a hidden silver and gold egg and the winners received a special prize of a large chocolate bunny.

The children lined up with their parents eager for the start of the hunt  -- and as soon as they heard "ready, set, go" --  the children were off. Within minutes, the eggs were gone! 

Sign Up for E-News

Lions Club members helped to cook and dye over 90 dozen real eggs for the youngsters to scoop up. "There's a method that you can boil and color them at the same time. We cook for as many hours it takes to cook," said Montrone. 

Events like the Easter Egg Hunt bring people together and this is what makes New Providence a great community, said Mayor Al Morgan, also a Lions member. 

The New Providence Lions Club keeps growing and growing, said Morgan, which has approximately 75 members. The Lions Club is a group of people that come together to provide assistance for many needs that are often overlooked or an adequate funding source is not available. They offer four annual scholarships to New Providence High School seniors, they also donate to the New Providence Fire Department and Rescue Squad, Bonds of Courage and Summit Speech School, said Morgan. 

The Lions Club raises funds through their annual 50/50 raffle, spring Golf Outing, and Pancake Breakfast. In addition to the egg hunt, the Lions Club also participates in the CSA Spaghetti Dinner, International Night, and the Memorial Day Parade.

To learn more about the New Providence Lions Club visit their website http://www.nplions.org/.

TAP Into Another Town's News:

You May Also Be Interested In

Sign Up for E-News

New Providence

Amazon’s Career Choice program wins “Community Excellence” award

May 23, 2018

EDISON, NJ - Amazon’s Career Choice program recently received the “Community Excellence” award from the New Jersey Community College Consortium for its impact on the local community.

Steven Johnson, Amazon’s Director for Associate Development, was on hand to accept the award and lead a panel discussion on how the program provides trained, motivated employees for ...

Union County Celebrates National Trails Day with Free Guided Hikes and Activities, June 2

The Union County Board of Chosen Freeholders invites residents and visitors of all ages to celebrate the 50th Anniversary of National Trails Day at the Watchung Reservation on Saturday, June 2, where the County’s Trailside Nature & Science Center will host four different guided hikes and an Adopt-a-Trail volunteer activity along with special programs throughout the day for all ages. The ...

The Ducks Are Here

BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ – Just arrived. Over four thousand little yellow rubber duckies, ready to swim their little webbed feet off for their adoptive “parents.”

Ducky adoption tickets are just $5 each and available throughout Berkeley Heights oAm Bagel, 7-Eleven, Stop n/ Shop, and out front of our town post office to find and adopt as many duckies as you’d like.

How the Holi Color Festival Came to Summit; Event Planner Shares Her Story

May 21, 2018

Back in India, Holi was a holiday observed by almost all states. The holiday would be declared at all educational institutes and offices. It's a two day spring festival also known as the festival of colors. The festival signifies the victory of good over bad, the arrival of spring with the fragrance of flowers in the air and aura of warmth and happiness.

Holi festival is the time ...

Fallout Continues from Lawsuit Against Mountainside; Police Chief on Administrative Leave

May 19, 2018

MOUNTAINSIDE, NJ – Police Chief Allan Attanasio is the latest member of the police department to suffer repercussions from a complaint filed against the borough on May 11.  Attanasio, who is not named as a defendant in the lawsuit, was “placed on administrative leave,” on Thursday by Borough Administrator and former Police Chief James Debbie, said  Lt. Joseph ...

Video Shows School Board Member In Altercation With Police at Traffic Stop in South Orange

May 16, 2018

SOUTH ORANGE, NJ - South Orange Maplewood School Board Member Stephanie Lawson-Muhammad got into an altercation with a South Orange police officer who stopped her for speeding last month, in which she used profanity, complained when she was issued a ticket and called South Orange Police Chief Kyle Kroll “a skinhead cop.”

Lawson-Muhammad also appeared to suggest that she would ...

Coach Bottone Tribute

May 19, 2018

2017 Pioneer football players took on a tall task of filling a lot of open spots with not many returning players. We had 30 kids on our football team who all wanted to be there. With a new head coach who just came on board in late April, we had a lot of things to do without much time. Most people would say being on a 1-9 football team would be no fun and, at times, it wasn’t, but it was the ...

Upcoming Events

Carousel_image_a4801a3d56342db1596a_pilates_reformer

Thu, May 24, 9:30 AM

Providence Health and Fitness, New Providence

Pilates Reformer

Health & Wellness

Thu, May 24, 9:30 AM

Junior League of Summit Thrift Shop, Summit

Here Comes Summer! Junior League of Summit Thrift ...

Giving Back Green

Carousel_image_0b65677f5f95b0e69f8e_power_yoga

Thu, May 24, 7:30 PM

Providence Health and Fitness, New Providence

Power Yoga

Health & Wellness

Carousel_image_fe3cbed5f816a1663765_mediumship_flyer_picture

Thu, May 24, 7:30 PM

Providence Health and Fitness, New Providence

Mediumship with Shira

Arts & Entertainment Health & Wellness Religions And Spirituality

Carousel_image_7f6c107703df2d416aa6_barre_intesity

Fri, May 25, 8:00 AM

Providence Health and Fitness, New Providence

Barre Intensity

Health & Wellness

Carousel_image_7b4ac10bfb421f5091c7_vinyasaclass

Fri, May 25, 9:15 AM

Providence Health and Fitness, New Providence

Vinayasa Flow

Health & Wellness

The Evaluation of the College Search

It’s is a bizarre time of year as a college counselor as I find myself at both the beginning and end of this process.  Sophomores and juniors are excitedly and idealistically starting to consider what will be important to them in a school.  At the same time, while only separated by a year or two, my seniors have all committed within the past month to a school and have spent the ...