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Kentville egg hunt attracts more than 1,000 participants

How does it feel to be the leader of the pack at the community Easter egg hunt? His expression says it all.
How does it feel to be the leader of the pack at the community Easter egg hunt? His expression says it all.

KENTVILLE - The Surette siblings arrived at the first annual Kentville Kids Easter Egg Hunt with a plan.

“They were near the beginning so they sort of scoped out the scene a little bit,” said Coldbrook resident Carrie Surette, who had her three children between the ages of two and eight at the egg hunt April 15.

“It was good because at the beginning there were some right on the ground so Naomi, who is little, was able to just go and pick some up because a lot of the other ones are quite well hidden for the older kids.”

Her oldest child, Noah, hoped to win a prize by finding one of three golden eggs hidden at the marsh.

“I think it’s fabulous. It’s such a nice way to get the community out and the weather is beautiful,” said Surette.

“There’s so many people here. It’s amazing.”

The first annual Kentville Kids Easter Egg Hunt gave participants plenty of opportunities to explore Miner’s Marsh April 15.

There were more than 3,000 eggs scattered throughout Miner’s Marsh for the event

sponsored by NSCC Kingstec, the Town of Kentville and the Kentville Development Corporation Ltd.

Organizer Nicole Robinson had mixed emotions about how the egg hunt unfolded. She was thrilled to see so many people show up for the search, but sad that most of the eggs hidden in more obvious places were found before some of the children went through.

“We’ll do a better job next year of figuring the numbers out,” she said.

“My only thing is I feel so bad because we only had about 300 people sign up, and we’ve had over 1,000 people.”

Robinson ran to the store during the hunt to buy more eggs to hide for the kids that were near the back of a long line that stretched out into the parking lot for Miner’s Marsh.

“I had no idea that it would have this kind of turn out , but obviously people want to get out in the town and (support) fun events,” said Robinson, a faculty member at NSCC Kingstec.

“What a way to (enjoy) Kentville.”

Five-year-old Sam Surette and his two-year-old sister Naomi Surette hitched a ride in their wagon after hunting for Easter eggs at Kentville’s Miner’s Marsh March 15.

 

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