NEWTON, NJ—The spirit of Easter made its way into the town of Newton this weekend with several events for all ages.

Friday night more than 50 residents made their way to the Newton High School cafeteria for some egg-celent activities. Along with pictures with the Easter Bunny, participants could decorate cookies, write letters to the Easter Bunny, decorate a face mask and dye eggs.

The spirit of Easter did not stop there though, it continued Saturday morning at 10 a.m. sharp up on Newton High School’s turf field with an Easter egg hunt for all the children in Newton.

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Newton Mayor Helen LeFois attended both events. Councilwoman Sandra Diglio and Councilman Matthew Dickson attended the Easter Fun Event on Friday.

The boys and girls who participated in the hunt got to take their picture with the Easter Bunny.  Some lucky egg hunters won special prizes. Prizes were given for ages groups 1 to 2 years, 3 to 4 years, pre-k, kindergarten, first and second grade, and third and fourth grade. First place through third place were given for each age group.

Some of the younger first place winners include Kara Genung- age 1, James Holczer- age 4, and Dylan Oskirko- age 1.

Both events were put together by the Recreation Committee which include Supervisor Michelle Estremera, Secretary Kathryn Walker, and members who include, Jennifer Dodd, Kelly Rossi, Rachel Bucci and many others.