Race for prize eggs

Op­ti­mist Club stuffs 14,000 eggs with candy; select eggs hold prize to­kens

Northern Berks Patriot Item - - FRONT PAGE - By Lisa Mitchell [email protected]­tu­ry­media.com @kutz­town­pa­triot on Twit­ter

An es­ti­mated 800 peo­ple came out for the Kutztown Op­ti­mist Club’s an­nual Easter Egg Hunt held at Kutztown Park on March 31.

The Club scat­tered 14,000 eggs stuffed with candy on the park grounds for the dif­fer­ent age groups rang­ing from 0-2 to adult. Select eggs were stuffed with prize to­kens for toys and M&Ms.

“We do this ev­ery year for the kids,” said Kutztown Op­ti­mist Any O’Neil. “Every­thing we do is for chil­dren.”

Just watch­ing the chil­dren en­joy the event makes it a spe­cial event for the op­ti­mists.

“It’s a lot of work but we have a lot of groups who help,” said O’Neil. “It’s a lot of peo­ple who help to make this hap­pen.”

Op­ti­mist Greg Ben­ni­coff, event chair, en­joys work­ing with the

LISA MITCHELL - DIG­I­TAL FIRST ME­DIA

Chil­dren race to pick up Easter eggs at the Egg Hunt hosted by the Kutztown Op­ti­mist Club at Kutztown Park on March 31.

LISA MITCHELL - DIG­I­TAL FIRST ME­DIA

The Kutztown Op­ti­mist Club hosted their an­nual Easter Egg Hunt at Kutztown Park on March 31. Chil­dren could pose for pho­tos with the Easter Bunny, pic­tured with Op­ti­mist Club Pres­i­dent Don Hick­man.

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