Though the temperature was only in the low 30’s and the field was covered in snow the hunt went off as scheduled at the VFW ball field.
The children of Upton were bundled in their warm coats ready to run and find the eggs. Matt Ronzio of the Upton Men’s Club stood in front of this tiny person crowd and began the countdown – 10, 9, 8 the crowd joined, the count got louder, you could feel the excitement in the air… 3, 2, 1 … the kids were off. The children smiled and laughed as they scouted the field for the colorful eggs. What a fun day.
The older children scouted for eggs in the VFW ball field and the young tots scouted in the playground.
Before the hunt began the children lined up to have their photo taken with the Easter Bunny. They also could have their face painted by students from Nipmuc High School National Honor Society and Impact Team who had volunteered to help with the event.
The Easter Egg Hunt is one of the many community events the Upton Men’s Club sponsors.
Student Volunteers: Cullen Farreigher, Regan Conrad, Bonnie D’Arcangello, Deanna Bagley, and Elizabeth Manser were volunteering for the Impact Team. Emily Santos and Lindsay Bailey were volunteering for National Honor Society and Ian Murphy was volunteering, just to volunteer.
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