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Sunday, July 21, 2024

Easter Eggs Found in Record Time at 2012 Jaycees Easter Egg Hunt


The Jaycees annual  Easter Egg Hunt began at 10AM sharp and the colorful plastic eggs filled with treasures went ever so quickly. Hundreds, if not thousands, of joyful youngsters participated in this year’s event at Frontier Sports Complex, just south of 95th Street.

Parents were encouraged, as always,  to bring their basket-carrying children early to scope out a spot.  And within minutes or less, all 14,000 eggs had been collected  from the baseball fields in the park.  After the egg hunt was over, festivities continued when the Easter Bunny appeared to greet families and friends for photos.

Find  more information about the many activities of the Naperville Jaycees— including the upcoming Distinguished Service Awards Recognition Dinner on April 27— at www.naperjaycees.org.

The Jaycees Easter Egg Hunt is always on the Saturday before Easter,  free and open to children ages 1 through 8. Children 2 and younger may receive help from an adult. Only children age 2 and under can receive egg hunting assistance.  Participants were encouraged to donate a non-perishable food item during the event that will go to the Loaves and Fishes Community Pantry.

As some families arrived too late to participate in the egg hunt, PN observed many happy children swinging their baskets filled with  colored eggs.  We also watched as a number of  children were mindful to share some of their bounty with the latecomers.

“Here, have one of my Easter eggs,” we heard more than once.

Signs throughout town note many neighborhood Easter Egg Hunts also are scheduled on this sunny Sat., April 7.

 Plus, the Easter Bunny will go hopping down the Bunny Trail to Main Street Promenade for photos until 2PM. Main Street Promenade is located along VanBuren between Main and Webster streets in downtown Naperville.

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