(slideshow) – By Anne Thom
The Easter Bunny escorted a contingent of citizens representing Family Pathways, the Stacy-Lent Fire Department, Lent Township, the city of Stacy and the Stacy Lions Club onto Doyle Field in the early hours of Saturday, April 7. Their mission: happy kids.
The community organizations came together with the township and city to hold the First Annual Stacy Easter Egg Hunt. “We wanted to bring the community together and do something fun for families,” said Don Lenhart III of Family Pathways. He and the other volunteers placed 3,500 candy filled eggs in the grassy outfield. Saturday turned out to be rainy and cold but the turnout was “spectacular.” The organizers had expected 100 kids. The actual turnout was over 350.
There was also a raffle and six lucky kids received a new bike. “My only disappointment is not every kid got an egg,” Lenhart said. However, the Post Review witnessed several kids sharing their bounty with kids who didn’t find an egg at all.
Photos by Anne Thom
Stacy Lion Lori Angeli channels a great spring look; the Easter Bunny.
Volunteer Janine Schweitzer holds the kids back until the signal is given.
Hundreds of kids on Doyle Field picked up Easter Eggs.
Morgan and Kali Zerwas were proud of their stash, and they did share with kids who had not found any eggs.
Stacy-Lent firefighter Nick Peltier and his wife Mandi spend some quality time with the community and their kids Julia, Michael and Madi.
Evan Massey could hardly contain his glee, he took home this bike.
Sophia Borowich with dad Aaron. She won this beauty of a bike.