3,500 eggs, 150 kids and countless smiles at Marblehead Peninsula Lion’s Easter Egg Hunt

Mar 26, 2024 | Featured, Around Ottawa County | 0 comments

The Marblehead Peninsula Lions spread 3,500 candy-filled eggs across James Park on March 23. (Photo by Sheri Trusty)

BY SHERI TRUSTY

Don’t let the kids in Marblehead claim they can’t clean their rooms. About 150 of them cleared James Park of 3,500 eggs in less than five minutes on March 23, and they were smiling the entire time.

The kids were at the park for the annual Marblehead Peninsula Lions Easter Egg Hunt, where they gathered candy-filled eggs, visited with the Easter Bunny, and won prizes.

A young girl smiles as she discovers candy inside her egg. (Photo by Sheri Trusty)

“The prizes were donated by local merchants,” said Marblehead Peninsula Lions President Bill Tuttamore. “Each kids got two prizes and all the eggs they could pick up.”

The egg hunt was split into three sections for kids ages 0-3, 4-7 and 8-11. One large egg filled with a $20 gift card from Brown’s Dairy Dock was hidden in each section. One of them was found by Lauren Steele, who said she will choose some kind of chocolate ice cream when she visits Brown’s.

A young girl loads her chick basket with eggs. (Photo by Sheri Trusty)

“I liked the egg hunt. It was really fun,” she said. “My favorite part was just the whole thing.”

Three-year-old Wes Wood of Marblehead won a prize basket and said he liked the bunny and the candy inside it. Four-year-old Hazel Smith of Marblehead also won a prize basket. The baskets were donated by Wee Willy’s.

“I was excited. I like the big Peep in it,” Smith said. “It was fun getting the eggs.”

About 150 kids cleared James Park of eggs in less than five minutes during the Marblehead Peninsula Lion Easter Egg Hunt on March 23. (Photo by Sheri Trusty)

Toys were strewn across picnic tables in the park, and each child had the chance to take two of them home. The memorable Easter Egg Hunt is just one community event hosted by the Marblehead Peninsula Lions each year. The organization’s efforts and generosity greatly impact the community.

“We bring Santa to town, host the Perch Festival, have lots of pancake breakfasts, and have a lot of fun,” Tuttamore said. “We’re always looking for more members.”

For more information, visit the Marblehead Peninsula Lions Facebook page.

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