Story by Ben Tate
The Warwick Easter Egg Hunt, sponsored by the Warwick Fire Department and the Village Recreation Department, was held on Sat., Apr. 15 at Veterans Memorial Park. The date coincided with Warwick Founder’s Day, part of the celebration of the Warwick Sesquicentennial. The “entry fee” for the event was a donation for the Warwick Valley Food Pantry.
The temperature was 61 degrees with the sun peeking out from mostly cloudy skies as the children gathered. The children were separated into three age groups: three and under, four to six, and seven to 12. The hunting areas, surrounded by “Do Not Cross” tape, were full of scattered plastic eggs and candy and one special golden egg was placed within each hunting area. The actual hunts lasted roughly 20 minutes. The children who found the golden eggs in each age group were Lana Alvarado (age seven), Colin Bess (age five), and Aldine (age 10 months).
Village of Warwick Mayor Michael Newhard said of the event, “It’s all about community fun. We’re using Easter as part of the festivities because Founder’s Day this year is held the day before Easter.”