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Over 500 enjoy maritime park’s Easter egg hunt


by Bill Powell
Events Director
Maritime Museum

Move over groundhog, the Easter Bunny has arrived.

Over 500 folks from around the area basked in the sun and reveled in the warm weather while enjoying the day at Holly Point Nature Park’s 6th annual Easter Egg Hunt this past Saturday.

“It couldn’t have been more perfect!” said event organizer Sharon Paterson. “Along with those mentioned in earlier articles and our ‘animal kingdom’ friends, I want to be sure to send out thanks to all those folks that dropped off candy at EVB banks. We also thank Pat Tinsley of Pat’s Gallery for her large candy donation, the rescue squad’s ladies auxiliary for our ‘Happy Easter’ flag, Debbie’s Family Restaurant’s candy donation, and all the ‘hunt’ helpers, which included Ruth Gibb, Marie Wilding and daughter Elizabeth, Gabby and Ashby Taylor, Jim Hicks, Evelyn Turner and her daughters Courtney and Leslie, and Barbara Vest.

“Special kudos to ‘Farmer Larry’ (Dean) for the wonderful hay rides, Jon Farinholt of Chesapeake Boat Works for supplying the hay, and Ben and Beth Yerxa, who came all the way from Raleigh, N.C., with their children, Mattie, Anna and Daniel, for handling the parking. Oops, don’t want to forget Mother Nature for the perfect weather,” continued Paterson

Next up at the maritime park is opening weekend on April 26-27.

Read the related story in this week’s Southside Sentinel at newstands throughout the county, or sign up here to receive a print and/or electronic pdf subscription.

posted 04.03.2013

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