READY, SET, GO — Children eager to participate in the Boston Easter egg hunt line up behind the ribbon, ready to begin. Photos courtesy of Brian Downey.
BOSTON — The 52nd annual Boston Easter egg hunt took place on Easter Saturday, March 30, at the Boston Town Park.
A spring day and the Easter bunny greeted the egg hunters, who attended, along with their parents.
Three age groups, each with three winners, from ages 1 – 12, participated in the hunt.
In the 1 – 3-year-old group, Ananna Anticola took first place, Charlotte Lepsch took second and Gabriella Barto placed third.
In the 4 – 7-year-old group, Hailey DiRienzo took first place, Erin Shouldice won second place and Eliana Wolfley came in third.
In the 8 – 12-year-old group, Kaihala George won first place, Colton Keib took second place and Erin Schneider came in third.
The coloring contest winners were chosen by Boston town councilmen Lawrence Murtha and Gary Vara.
The winners of the younger than 5-year-old contest were: first place winner Haylee Basonski and second place winner John Kruszka.
In the 5 – 7-year-old division, Olyvia Hansen won first place and Veronica Hill took second.
In the 8 – 12-year-old division, Ashlie Hansen won first place and Kaedynce George took second.
LOOK WHAT WE FOUND — Boston Easter egg hunt winners are pictured, front row, from left: 2-year-old Ananna Anticola, 3-year-old Charlotte Lepsch, 3-year-old Gabriella Barto, 4-year-old Erin Shouldice and Hailey DiRienzo. Back row: 5-year-old Eliana Wolfley, 10-year-old Kaihala George, the Easter bunny, 10-year-old Erin Schneider and 9-year-old Colton Keib.
Chocolate bunny suckers and allergy-free candy were also handed out, by the members of the Boston Democratic Social Club, which sponsored the hunt.
BUDDING ARTISTS — Pictured, with the Easter bunny are 6-year-old Olyvia Hansen and 8-year-old Ashlie Hansen, who were two of the coloring contest winners.
Additional sponsors included Evans Bank of North Boston, Emerling Chevrolet, Wurtz Funeral Home, Jennifer Warren’s State Farm Insurance, Churchhill Daycare, Boston Hotel, Expressway Auto, Valley Fab, Boston Eye Center, Lindstrom’s Florists, Valley Floor, Stonecreek, Sharco’s, W.N.Y. Dental, A Leap In Learning Daycare, Brunner’s Eatery, North Boston Liquor, Heary’s Allstate Insurance, Kirst Construction, Tops/Hamburg and Hamburg Overhead Door.
Other sponsors included Nick Charlap’s, Glad You’re Hair, Southtown’s Feeds & Needs, Wal-Mart of Hamburg and Springville, Braymiller’s Bowling, Save-a-Lot/Hamburg, Crosby’s Sunoco/Patchin, Jen’s Mane Attraction, Anchor Bar, 7-Eleven of North Boston, True Colours Salon, Wegman’s of Hamburg, 11th Frame Bowling of East Aurora, Bison Cycle, Nova Glass, Three Girls Cafe, Dye Insurance, Bella’s of North Boston and Attea & Attea.
The Easter Egg Hunt chairman was Richard Hawkins.