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Friday, September 21, 2018
Prior to the hunt, the Easter Bunny arrived by firetruck to an enthusiastic audience. Prior to the hunt, the Easter Bunny arrived by firetruck to an enthusiastic audience.
A youngster eagerly watches the Easter Bunny stepping off the firetruck to meet awaiting families. A youngster eagerly watches the Easter Bunny stepping off the firetruck to meet awaiting families.
press photos by mark kirlinThe age 5 and 6 kids of Hellertown line up. There were a total of five areas arranged based on different age groups. press photos by mark kirlinThe age 5 and 6 kids of Hellertown line up. There were a total of five areas arranged based on different age groups.
There was a variety of items spread across the fields for the hunt. Pictured here is plastic eggs filled with chocolates and marshmallow peeps. There was a variety of items spread across the fields for the hunt. Pictured here is plastic eggs filled with chocolates and marshmallow peeps.
As the loud siren rings to signal the beginning of the hunt, Luke hurries toward the candy in the 7 to 9 age group. As the loud siren rings to signal the beginning of the hunt, Luke hurries toward the candy in the 7 to 9 age group.
At the conclusion of the hunt, Lainey Levering, age 4, happily holds her bucket of candy. At the conclusion of the hunt, Lainey Levering, age 4, happily holds her bucket of candy.
Proud uncle Rob Dillingham with his nephew Benjamin Barletta. Proud uncle Rob Dillingham with his nephew Benjamin Barletta.
Left: Archer Bullard shares a moment with the Easter Bunny. Left: Archer Bullard shares a moment with the Easter Bunny.

Hellertown egg hunt

Tuesday, April 10, 2018 by Mark Kirlin Special to the Bethlehem Press in Local News

Hellertown held its annual Easter egg hunt at Morris J. Dimmick Park March 31, with hundreds of kids and their families gathered on a bright and cool morning in anticipation of the big hunt.

The event was open to kids ages 1 through 12. There were five different areas set up for the hunt, based on age ranges. Prior to the hunt, the Easter Bunny made a grand entrance on one of Hellertown’s firetrucks.

Kids waited patiently to see and have their picture taken with the bunny. At approximately 10 a.m. a loud siren rang to signal the start of the hunt. Kids made a mad dash for candy and other items strewn across the fields.

Some of the items included plastic eggs filled with chocolates, marshmallow Peeps, colored pencils, Frisbees and gum. For kids who may have not gotten any eggs, the borough had extra eggs set aside at the pavilion. Based on all the smiles, the event was a big success.