By Kristin Bednarski
Hundreds of children attended the Amelia Village Easter Egg Hunt March 30 at Spencer Shank Park and enjoyed hunting for eggs and visiting with the Easter Bunny.
“I definitely think that the event was successful,” Councilwoman Katie Krafka said. “It was fun and exciting and the best weather we have had in such a long time.”
Krafka said this is her third year helping with the event and it seems like the event just keeps growing.
“This was the biggest I’ve seen,” Krafka said.
Krafka said council members and volunteers stuffed more than 3,000 eggs for the Easter Egg Hunt.
Even 3,000 eggs seemed to disappear once children began the egg hunt.
Different areas of the park were roped off for children in different age groups, and the children were turned loose at different times to hunt eggs.
Kyleigh Sandker, 8, of Milford, and Madison Pawlaczyk, 9, of Batavia, said they had fun participating in the egg hunt.
“I really like walking to get the eggs,” Pawlaczyk said. “Every year they take the time to do this for us. It is fun.”
Zoe Hall, 8, and Dakota Griffin, both of Amelia, said they also had fun during the Easter Egg Hunt.
“I liked that we had fun,” Griffin said.
Both Griffin and Hall checked out all the candy and eggs the found after the hunt was over.
“I got a lot of Easter eggs and yummy candy,” Hall said.
Their grandmother, Debbie Stanforth, said she enjoyed bringing her grandchildren to the Easter Egg Hunt.
“I like the event because they get to have fun, see the Easter Bunny and see their friends,” Stanforth said.
Krafka said next year, they are hoping to have more community involvement for the event, whether it is egg and candy donations, or volunteers who want to help during the event.
“One of the big things in manpower,” Krafka said about the event. “We’re trying to engage people more.”
Krafka said the recreation committee uses their Facebook page, https://www.facebook.com/VillageOfAmeliaRecreationCommission, to communicate with residents and connect with members of the community.
Upcoming events are also posted on the village website, www.ameliavillage.com.