Children Collect 1,800 Eggs

Knights event a big draw

More than 100 children collected some 1,800 candy-filled eggs at the 13th annual Easter Egg Hunt hosted by the Knights of Columbus, Loretto Council No. 536, on March 19 at McConville Park. The Knights also distributed 65 prizes to children who found “special” eggs, including gift certificates, dollar bills, stuffed bunnies and chocolate bunnies. Along with the Knights, prizes were provided by the Cold Spring Candy Co., Cold Spring Pizza, Cup-o-ccino Café, The Garden Cafe, Go-Go Pops and Carnival Ice Cream in Fishkill.

The Easter Bunny greets a child at the hunt (photo provided) 

The Easter Bunny greets a child at the hunt (photo provided)

Dan Dillon, who co-chaired the event with Bob Flaherty, thanked not only the merchants but also Catherine Parr, who played the role of the Easter Bunny; the Our Lady of Loretto Teen Group, God Squad, who filled the eggs with candy; DJ Fred Clarke, who provided the music and all those who made monetary donations at the event.

Children scour for eggs at the annual Knights of Columbus egg hunt on March 19 (photo provided) 

Children scour for eggs at the annual Knights of Columbus egg hunt on March 19 (photo provided)

Clara O’Neil won a gift certificate from the Cold Spring Candy Co. for having the closest guess to the number of jellybeans in a jar, while Meghan Tomann won the  second-place prize of a gift certificate from the Garden Cafe and Chris Ward took the third-place prize of a gift certificate from Cold Spring Pizza. The Knights also provided participants with free hot dogs, coffee and hot chocolate.

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