Easter fun for young and old

Published 2:19 pm Saturday, April 7, 2012

DREWRYVILLE—The Easter Bunny and the traditional hunt for colorful eggs and treats are not limited to youngsters but also extend to the young at heart.

For a few hours Thursday, Katie and Joey Cobb and their children, Cullen, Zachary, Mary-Katherine and Tucker Paul, hosted the family’s annual holiday search on their lawn. Invited to the event were nearly 40 Capron Elementary prekindergarten and kindergarten classmates of Tucker, as well as 12 residents of East Pavilion, said Katie Cobb.

“I started doing this when my now 15-year-old son, Cullen, was in preschool,” she said, adding that only weather and school schedules have prevented the hunt a few times in the past several years.

“This is an intergenerational event,” said Katie, and explained that the seniors participated by cleaning and filling the plastic eggs. She didn’t have an exact number but said the eggs amounted to two big trash bags full.

The seniors who attended also passed out coloring sheets.

Not only was there a guest appearance by the Easter Bunny, courtesy of Care Advantage, but, of course, the race to find eggs. Other activities included a picnic lunch, cupcakes and lemonade and entertainment. The latter included April Truitt singing and playing children’s songs on guitar. Participants enjoyed petting chicks and rabbits and playing games.

As an additional souvenir, each child got his picture taken with the Easter Bunny.