Arts & Culture Maplewood

Kids Scramble for 6,000 Eggs at Annual Maplewood Hunt

The Maplewood Department of Recreation and Cultural Affairs and Director Melissa Mancuso sure know how to host an egg hunt.

Fully 6,000 plastic eggs were stuffed with goodies and sprinkled across the lawn at Maplewood Memorial Park in front of town hall for Saturday’s annual egg skirmish — guaranteeing that every child had a nice cache at the end of the scramble.

“What a great day for the annual egg hunt,” wrote Mayor Victor DeLuca on Facebook. “It started at noon and ended 2 minutes later…. One of the more fun jobs of being Mayor is to count down the start. Thanks to the staff of the Maplewood Department of Recreation & Cultural Affairs for their work. Thank you also to the volunteers who filled the eggs with goodies and helped at the event.”

Reportedly 3,000 of the 6,000 eggs were filled with treats by senior citizens.

Photos by Claire Gianni Sinclair:

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