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Scotch Plains Easter Egg Hunt Draws Large Crowd

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Scotch Plains Easter Egg Hunt Credits: John Mooney
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Kids await the start of the Scotch Plains Easter Egg Hunt Credits: John Mooney
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Benjamin Pajak, 6, with the Easter Bunny Credits: John Mooney
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Dana Ucciferri and Eleanora, 10 months, who attended her first Easter Egg Hunt in Scotch Plains Credits: John Mooney
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Easter Egg Hunt in downtown Scotch Plains Credits: John Mooney
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Scotch Plains Easter Egg Hunt took place on Saturday, April 8. Credits: John Mooney
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Adam Dowling and his daughter, Rebecca. Credits: John Mooney
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Face-painting Credits: John Mooney
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Scotch Plains Mayor Al Smith welcomes the crowd to the annual Easter Egg Hunt on the Alan Augustine Village Green adjacent to the Municipal Building on Saturday morning. Credits: Sean Conklin
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Easter Eggs scattered in Scotch Plains Credits: John Mooney
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The Bates Boys Credits: John Mooney
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Councilman Ted Spera addresses a crowd of close to 1,000 local residents. Credits: Sean Conklin
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Councilwoman Rose Checchio, who is a part of the Recreation Commission, welcomes the crowd. Credits: Sean Conklin
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From left to right: Councilman Ted Spera, Mayor Al Smith, and Councilwoman Rose Checchio. Credits: Sean Conklin
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SCOTCH PLAINS, NJ -- Under sunny skies and cool temperatures, the township of Scotch Plains hosted its annual Easter Egg Hunt on Saturday, April 8, at the Alan Augustine Village Green (430 Park Ave.).

Hundreds of kids age 10 and under participated in the event. More than 300 eggs were distributed for each age group. However, many parents complained that their youngsters were shut out of the egg collecting process, resulting in tears instead of smiles. The popularity of the event has spread beyond Scotch Plains as residents from neighboring towns also attended -- a possible reason for the egg shortage.

My 5 yr old didn't get any eggs and came out crying. A father volunteered to give his sons eggs to him. We also saw another boy crying with zero eggs, one parent wrote on Facebook's Scotch Plains/Fanwood Community Group page, which had a string of over 60 comments about the event.

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Although a number of parents expressed their frustrations, others commended the volunteers who spend hours putting the event together.

It was fun, my kids only got 2-3 eggs but that was fine with me, it was just for the fun of it and too see some friends and get out a bit.  If some parents try to get a lot of eggs for those kids so what, like I said to my kids, we will do one at home on Easter as well. They were happy with it. They (the volunteers) also had eggs for children who didn't get any to pass out which was nice as well, another parent posted.

The morning's activities also included face-painting, balloon art, washable tattoos, and photo opportunities with the Easter Bunny, who once again proved to be a popular attraction.

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