From LONG ISLAND – by Ann Parry (annparry.com)
April 3, 2018
Like jelly beans spilling out of cellophane bags, children rushed onto Fraser Park field to hunt for 1,600 eggs during the 16th Annual Eggstravaganza, held Saturday in North Merrick. Though snow was (correctly) predicted for that night, it was sunny, spring-jacket weather the morning of the Egg Hunt.
North Merrick, New York, USA. March 31, 2018. Young children eagerly wait behind yellow tape for start of Easter Egg Hunt at the Annual Eggstravaganza, held at Fraser Park. (© 2018 Ann Parry/AnnParry.com)
Nassau County Executive officially started the Egg Hunt, and visitors also had the chance to meet and chat with Hempstead Town Supervisor LAURA CURRAN and Hempstead Town Clerk LAURA GILLEN . SYLVIA CABANA
North Merrick, New York, USA. March 31, 2018. Nassau County Executive Laura Curran flings her arms up high after cutting the yellow tape to start the Egg Hunt at the Annual Eggstravaganza, held at Fraser Park and hosted by North and Central Merrick Civic Association (NCMCA) and Merrick’s American Legion Auxiliary Unit 1282. (© 2018 AnnParry/Ann-Parry.com)
The Eggstravaganza co-hosts were North and Central Merrick Civic Association – which had its new co-presidents and SUE MOLLER keeping the event running smoothly – and American Legion Auxiliary 1282, which had President LOU CICCONE FLORENCE HOFFMAN and many other members manning the Entrance and art activity tables & more.
North Merrick, NY, USA. March 31, 2018. At right, Town of Hempstead Supervisor Laura Gillen chucks 8-month-old Emma Halpern under the chin, while Emma is held by her mom Kelly Halpern, as dad Matt Halpern looks on, at the Annual Eggstravaganza. (© 2018 Ann Parry/AnnParry.com)
North Merrick, NY, USA. March 31, 2018. At center, Hempstead Town Supervisor Laura Gillen(in pink coat) and Hempstead Town Clerk SYLVIA CABANA (in brown jacket), pose with members of American Legion Auxiliary Unit 1282, a co-host of event: L-R, Sue Moller, Florence Hoffman, Mattia Saraceni, Sharon Williams, Fay Ambrosino, and Barbara Byrne at Eggstravaganza held at Fraser Park. (© 2018 Ann Parry/AnnParry.com)
Other community leaders at the event included , President of the North Merrick Board of Education; and WENDY GARGIULO , President of South Bellmore Civic Association (SBCA). ALISON FRANKEL
North Merrick, New York, USA. March 31, 2018. Sitting at table, Lucy Murphy, member of American Legion Auxiliary Post 1282 and (right of her) Sue Moller, co-Pres. of NCMCA, and others are at Entrance table to Eggstravaganza at Fraser Park. (© 2018 Ann Parry/AnnParry.com)
Brittany the Balloon Lady, of , was a big hit – including with my grandson and granddaughter who were there with their mom and dad. Balloons by Brittany
North Merrick, NY, USA. March 31, 2018. Back Row, L-R, Hempstead Town Clerk Sylvia Cabana; Betty Tucker (clown) a member of American Legion Auxiliary Unit 1282; Hempstead Town Supervisor Laura Gillen; and Sue Moller, Co-Pres. of North & Central Merrick Civic Assoc.; pose with Easter Bunny and children at Eggstravaganza at Fraser Park. (© 2018 Ann Parry/AnnParry.com)
And the Easter Bunny – the furriest special guest at the Eggstravaganza – looked very hoppy to sit on a park bench with children as their parents took photos.
Eggstravaganza North Merrick 2018: PHOTO GALLERY
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