Children of all ages converged on the village green in West Harrison Saturday morning, braving the chilly air to take part in the town Parks and Recreation Department's annual “Eggstravaganza,” where children scurried to gather up Easter eggs, bounce around in a giant castle or 50-foot long caterpillar, and meet the Easter bunny himself.
Families spent most of the morning, however, taking dozens of pictures of their little ones, some bundled up as if it were still winter time and not the middle of April.
“She's freezing but having a blast,” said Terry Barker of Harrison, as her daughter Mary ran through the park in a pink jacket, scarf, mittens and hat.
Kristen Ciafone, who is one of the supervisors at the Mintzer Center, has seen the event grow over the last 15 years, and despite wishing it was warmer, was pleased with the turnout. “This seems like one of the larger turnouts we've had in a long time,” said Ciafone.
Then she made the accouncement that the egg hunt was about to begin, setting off a flurry of eager and energetic children her way.
With rides, eggs, candy and an extra layer of clothing, those who attended got to have a good time watching their little ones do what they do best—have fun! Patch captured some of the highlights so be sure and click on the slideshow for scenes from the annual “Eggstravaganza” event.