NORTH PLAINFIELD, NJ – The North Plainfield Parks & Recreation Department’s will hold its annual Easter Egg Hunt on Saturday, April 8 (with a rain date of April 15) on the lawn at the Vermeule Community Center. This year’s hunt, which will feature a very special guest, will begin at 2 p.m. and is open to all North Plainfield children ages 9 and under.

“It is a fun time for the all the children in town to come out, meet the bunny, and go on a hunt for candy and goodies,” said Joe Irovando, North Plainfield’s assistant recreation director.

The hunt will be divided into two age groups – 5 and under and 6 to 9 – and participants will have the opportunity to gather plastic eggs filled with an assortment of chocolate and other candy. All participating in the egg hunt should bring a basket to collect the eggs. Additionally, there will be a special visit from the Easter Bunny and photo opportunities will be available.

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The annual Easter Egg Hunt is coordinated by Elizabeth Burmbaugh, recording secretary for the recreation department, with support from members of the North Plainfield Parks and Recreation Committee.

“Each year, our recreation department puts together a fun-filled family event for the community. It is wonderful to see the excitement on the kids faces as they hunt for eggs and meet the Easter Bunny,” said North Plainfield Mayor Michael Giordano Jr.

For more information on the Easter Egg Hunt and other events, services, and activities offered by the North Plainfield Department of Parks and Recreation, visit http://www.np-recreation.com. Weather related updates will be posted on Facebook (https://www.facebook.com/North-Plainfield-Recreation-Department-Parks-Commission-213533751995882/?fref=ts) and the Recreation Hotline at 908-756-0247.

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