Councilman Mark Cuthbertson and the Town of Huntington sponsored an Easter Egg Hunt at Hecksher Park today. Spring was in full bloom as the sun shone down on the crowd and the flowers and trees that are starting to bud. Hundreds of children showed up for an unexpected first-hand lesson in what a recession is. Parents with over-excited children in tow all flocked to the park where they were asked to stay behind guardrails until the whistle blew.
Kids eyed up the competition and found a good spot, ready to shoulder anyone out of the way who tried to grab an egg that might be within their grasp. As soon as the whistle blew pigtails and baseball caps went sailing as the kids took off running and giggling.
Slowly quietness started to settle in as parents and children eagle eyed the grass and each other’s baskets only to realize that just a swift few scored a candy-filled egg.
The murmurings got louder, “Did you even SEE an egg?” and then the tears began in earnest. Parents ambled across the park with their unhappy broods and waited on line to make a pair of paper bunny ears, throw a bean bag or two or buy an ice cream or balloon from the two overwhelmed vendors on the edge of the park. Candy rots your teeth anyway.
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