NEWTON, NJ—The chanting of “Easter Bunny” could be heard despite the windy conditions on the upper field at Memory Park on Saturday, April 8 during Newton’s Annual Easter Egg Hunt.

The hunt was set up with five different age categories all marked by colorful eggs created and set-up by Newton’s Recreation Commission, with the help of Newton’s Department of Public Works.

  • Ages one to two (parent help allowed)
  • Ages three to four
  • Grades Pre-K and Kindergarten
  • Grades 1 and 2
  • Grades 3 and 4

The Easter Bunny, who was expected to arrive via Newton’s Fire Truck, had an unexpected delay when the fire department got a fire call.

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He arrived on the field to children chanting his name as a Newton DPW worker drove him up to the crowd.

The children's eggs were filled with candy such as sweet tarts and fruit tootsie rolls, as well as non-candy items like frog and bunny hoppers, bracelets, rings and even stickers.

At the end of the hunt, the children lined up to get their pictures taken with the Easter Bunny before he had to go back home until Easter.