Story by Luke Segota
Pennings Farm Market and the Warwick Lions Club hosted their annual Easter Egg Hunt on Sat., Mar. 31 in Warwick NY. It was a warm Saturday, with the late morning sun shining throughout the orchard. A countless number of children made their way to the starting line in order to grab as many eggs as possible. As the Easter Bunny cheered on the eager children, Steve Pennings stood on a pickup truck and used a megaphone to count down from 12 to 1.
Like they hadn’t ever experienced the excitement of a sugar rush before, a tidal wave of baby-toothed adolescents made their way up the hill, searching for brightly colored plastic eggs filled with candy. A few parents even went on the hunt to ensure that their little ones would have a full Easter basket.
As the hunt concluded, the once green hill was dotted with candy wrappers and jelly beans that never made it into a basket or a belly.
Cheerful children with candy in hand were joined by their parents, who lined up to have a picture taken with the Easter Bunny. Families stopped to feed the goats and in some cases to purchase more goodies for the festivities of the day.