Hundreds egged on at 78th annual Reamstown hunt

By on April 8, 2015

It was cold and windy but the 78th annual East Cocalico Lions Club Easter egg hunt drew its usual crowd of 800 egg hunters and their partners Saturday morning, April 4, at the Reamstown Community Park.

Photos by Dick Wanner Eager egg hunters lined up for the start of the East Cocalico Lions Club 78th annual Easter egg hunt Saturday at the Reamstown Community Park.

Photos by Dick Wanner
Eager egg hunters lined up for the start of the East Cocalico Lions Club 78th annual Easter egg hunt Saturday at the Reamstown Community Park.

Event Co-chair Ray Wolf said Lions members made the rounds of township homes on Friday night, collecting eggs that had been cooked and colored by residents. The club had earlier bought 360 dozen eggs for distribution to the volunteer Easter Bunny helpers.

You could say "It's just eggs," but the hard-boiled truth is that to these one- and two-year-olds at Reamstown's 78th annual Easter egg hunt, they're not just eggs, they're treasures.

You could say “It’s just eggs,” but the hard-boiled truth is that to these one- and two-year-olds at Reamstown’s 78th annual Easter egg hunt, they’re not just eggs, they’re treasures.

There were real eggs, plastic eggs, and toys for all participants, Wolf said. He added that the event would not be possible without the considerable help from township volunteers.

Two-year-old Maci Riffanacht just wanted to get her eggs and go home for a nap, according to her mom, Trisha Heller.

Two-year-old Maci Riffanacht just wanted to get her eggs and go home for a nap, according to her mom, Trisha Heller.

He credited members of Reamstown Boy Scout Troop 60 as well as the Cocalico High School Leos for helping with the event.

Jessica Klinkner, right, lives in Mount Joy now, but grew up in Reamstown and took part in the annual egg hunt. This year she brought her husband, Kevin, and two-year-old Amelia along to share the excitement.

Jessica Klinkner, right, lives in Mount Joy now, but grew up in Reamstown and took part in the annual egg hunt. This year she brought her husband, Kevin, and two-year-old Amelia along to share the excitement.

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