Skies Clear for a Successful Easter Egg Hunt

April 18, 2014

submitted by Jessica Philbrick, The Litchfield Playgroup

Litchfield’s third annual Easter Egg Hunt was held on Sunday, April 13, for the children of the community.  Although the day started off with a bit of rain the skies cleared just in time for the hunt to begin.  This year’s event started off with a bang as the Easter Bunny magically appeared with the help of Magician Stephanie Beach.  The Easter Bunny then led the children outside to start collecting eggs.  There were over 5,000 eggs hidden this year.  The children were separated into their own age group and at the sound of the air horn; they ran feverishly to find the silver grand prize egg and silly-faced eggs.  Each age group had at least two silver egg grand prizes and 10 silly-faced egg prizes.

Once the hunt was finished, the children then came inside to jump on an inflatable dragon bounce house, get a balloon animal from Wumples the Clown, see on-the-spot magic tricks, fill up on goodies, play games, get their faces painted and break a board.  Magician Stephanie Beach closed out the event with a full 30-minute performance in which volunteers from the audience assisted Stephanie entertain the crowd.

This year’s Easter egg hunt would not have been possible without the donations from The Litchfield Pickleball Association who donated $500, Target who donated all the grand prize baskets and items for the food concession booth, Granite State American Kenpo who donated plastic eggs, pizza parties, candy, participation bag passes, money towards the food concession booth and their board breaking demonstrations, Hudson Grand Rental who donated half the cost of the bounce house, hot dog steamer and popcorn machine fee, Market Basket, who donated money toward the food concession booth, Hannaford of Hudson for the $25 gift card, which was used toward the food concession booth and The Home Depot of Londonderry for the $25 gift card, which was used toward the field set-up.  Furthermore, The Litchfield Playgroup would like to thank all of our volunteers, who put in so many hours to help this event go off without a hitch; check out our letter to the editor for the full list.