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A True Woodland Easter Egg Hunt

May/June 2016

By Jackie Borchew


This Easter Riverwoods offered something new for the children when the Village Hall parking lot became a barnyard with real farm animals baying and clucking, and the surrounding woodland became a sea of colored eggs. A volunteer team filled over 500 plastic eggs with candy and treats and hid them (some well hidden and some more easily found by the younger children), among the trees and groundcover in the woodland area.

Even though the forcast predicted rainfall, over 50 children still arrived to meet the goats, bunnies, ducks, sheep, a potbelly pig, and a young donkey and to search the woodland for treasure to fill their Easter baskets. The children criss-crossed the forest floor rustling leaves and searching the creases of each big oak’s trunk in hopes of discovering one more colored egg. When their baskets were filled, they quickly made their way back to the farmyard for more interaction with these curious creatures.

A big thank you to all who came out to fill the eggs, hide them, and man the event. This well-attended day will be repeated next year. when once again the parking lot of Village Hall becomes a barnyard! We all hope that you will plan to be a part of it. Watch the Village facebook page for this and other fun events in our Village.


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