SOUTH PLAINFIELD, NJ – Over 800 parents and children descended on the PAL Building on Saturday for the annual Easter Egg Hunt. This year’s hunt was co-sponsored by the South Plainfield PBA #100 along with the South Plainfield Recreation Department.

The annual event featured included eggs, special prizes, the Easter Bunny and great family fun. The South Plainfield police handed out hot chocolate, assorted juices and snacks. Children were also able to take pictures in a police vehicle as well as with the Easter Bunny. Four Medieval Times prizes along with several breakfast giveaways were provided by members of PBA Local #100.

South Plainfield PBA Delegate Joseph Glowacki thanked Kevin Hughes, Recreation Director and the Recreation Department for allowing the PBA to partner up in the Easter Egg Hunt. “I would also like to thank Sarah Cargill, a member of the South Plainfield Juniorettes, for volunteering her time in the event, as well,” said Glowacki. “The PBA was looking forward to today, where we can spend some time with the families in the community and the Easter Egg Hunt provided that. We enjoyed the experience and look forward to doing it again next year.”

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“Each year this is our most popular event,” said Hughes. “The PBA joining in has been great, and as you can see from the crowds the Easter Egg Hunt has gotten even more popular. I didn’t think that was possible.”

According to the Recreation Department, this year over 12,000 plastic eggs filled with an assortment of chocolate candies were given out; additionally, eggs with a special marking entitled children to a special surprise. Children of all ages also had the chance to have their photo taken with the Easter Bunny.

 Officer Bullock and K-9 partner Blitz were unable to attend the event, Blitz developed an injury during a training exercise during the week and as a precaution he was kept home.