Thousands of foil wrapped chocolates, hundreds of kids, free popcorn and coffee, the Easter bunny, Officer Amarone, several coveted prize eggs and a little chill in the air: that wraps up the 2016 Orange Lions Club Easter Egg Hunt that took place on Saturday on the Orange Fairgrounds.
Lion Nick Bencivengo once again served as chairman for the event, rounding up many of his fellow lions to “seed” the field with candy, make and serve popcorn, hand out Pez Dispensers after each child’s visit with the Easter Bunny, and to hand out prizes to the lucky children who found special eggs during the hunt.
Bencivengo said he watched the weather carefully during the
past week. He was pleased when early forecasts called for temps in the 50s, but worried a little as reports fluctuated between the 40 and 46. If it was raining or simply too cold, it was up to him to postpone the event if necessary.
“It’s a little cold, but the grass is dry and we’re ready to go,” he said.
This was the 54th consecutive year for the popular event. Everyone seemed to have a wonderful time and we all look forward to it again next year.