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Easthampton Easter egg hunt runs smoothly

March 25, 2013

EASTHAMPTON, Mass. (AP) — Extra volunteers, clearer instructions to parents and even a couple of police officers on hand just in case ensured that Easthampton’s annual Easter egg hunt went smoothly this year.

Last year’s hunt was marred by about a dozen parents who ignored organizers’ pleas and went into the hunt area to help their children. Some were reportedly rude to volunteers and even told their older children it was OK to grab eggs from an area set aside for children ages 4 and under.

More than 300 children took part in this year’s hunt for 18,000 treat-filled eggs Saturday, organized by the Easthampton Community Center.

Executive Director Robin Bialecki tells The Daily Hampshire Gazette (http://bit.ly/10cEwOu ) that last year’s hunt was “crazy” but everyone was well behaved this year.

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Information from: Daily Hampshire Gazette (Northampton, Mass.), http://www.gazettenet.com

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