Around 300 attend Sunday Egg Hunt

Around 300 attend Sunday Egg Hunt

NORTH SMITHFIELD - A last minute change in the date and time of the town's annual Easter Egg Hunt didn't hurt attendance, according to town officials, and the seasonal event drew in hundreds of participants.

The event, which was originally scheduled for 11 a.m. on Saturday, April 12 was moved to Sunday, April 13 at 1 p.m. Parents were notified via a telephone program known as School Reach, typically used to let families know about school delays and closings. Town Administrator Paulette Hamilton also notified residents about the change in her weekly newsletter.

Around 300 resident went to Pacheco Park for the egg hunt, which included an appearance by the Easter Bunny, who made an entrance to on a North Smithfield fire truck. Children ages 2-8 hunted for thousands of eggs strewn about the field containing wrapped milk chocolate and hard candies as well as small gifts and gadgets.

"Everyone has a wonderful time, thanks to the volunteers, donors of the candy and gifts and our parks and recreation department for their assistance in making this a success," said Hamilton.