Hersey Easter celebration draws large crowd

Snow did not deter families from celebrating Easter in Hersey with egg hunts for attendees of all ages. Approximately 3,700 plastic eggs filled with bubbles, stickers, candy or other treats were scattered around Mosaic Park and throughout the village to be collected on Saturday. Attendees, dressed in their winter gear, were split into four age groups 0 to 4, 5 to 12, 13 to 17 and 18 and older. Hunt participants 18-years-old or older could find eggs around the businesses and churches and on the streets while younger attendees searched through the park. Allison Neiderheide (pictured) places an egg in her bag during the 0 to 4 age group’s hunt on Saturday. (Herald Review photos/Meghan Gunther-Haas)

After hearing the cue to “go,” toddlers raced across the grass, collecting as many eggs as they could and searching for the golden egg. One golden egg was hidden for each age group, earning the finder a special prize.

Stormie Deacey searches for more eggs to drop into her basket during Saturday’s egg hunt. Saturday marks the third year Hersey has hosted this Easter celebration.

Families searched for the plastic eggs until the ground was cleared, then enjoyed snack and refreshments under the pavilion before heading home for warmth.