Easter egg hunt a big hit in Reading

Hundreds of egg hunters of all ages combed the Carrington Pavilion for treasure Friday afternoon in Danville for the third annual Easter Egg Hunt Celebration for individuals with impairments.

Over 15,000 dyed Easter eggs covered the Capitol lawn on Sunday for the Capitol Easter egg hunt.

"Some of them are in wheelchairs, some of them can't be very mobile", Dan Cox with Krewe of St. Andrews said.

"[The egg hunt] was great", said Britaney Raker as she sat on the grass beside her daughter, Serenity, as they looked through each egg.

The annual hunt is organized by the Stevensville Kinsmen and Kinettes. His son, 16-month-old Dashiell Maranville, was born with two congenital heart defects.

"It's fun to watch the kids get excited and run - it's over in like 10 minutes", said Kenly's mother, Nicole.

The egg hunt is for children 12 and under.

"If we have known as a community they were stepping back, we could have stepped in and tried to take over and do something for this year", said Sunderland.

"I am so amazed with the Krewe of St. Andrews".

The egg hunt is put on each year by the Park and Recreation Department. Each egg hunt included five eggs holding a golden ticket children exchanged for a $10 gift card to Scheels All Sports. She said Thrivent Financial sponsored the egg hunt with a $250 grant.

In Wilkes-Barre, Restored church opened its doors to families with not only an egg hunt, but activities that filled several hours.

The Easter Bunny will be hippity-hopping down the bunny trail into town this weekend, with sightings expected in most mountaintop communities.

"I want 100 eggs", he said eagerly.

Heather Carlisle explained that this Easter egg hunt is more than an opportunity for the kids to get some treats.

"We've gotten away from that", Leon said.

Eggs contained chocolate, candy and "treasures" like small toys, figurines or rings.

Overall, the event went on without a hitch - and with lots of happy kids and parents, said Cassidy Hines, the recreational lead for the event.

"It's all about putting a smile on kids' faces".

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