A whole bunch of youngsters took to the Ocean Metropolis seaside Saturday afternoon. Some got here with a easy plastic bag, many had plastic pails, some carried elaborately adorned baskets. Just a few children even used 5-gallon paint buckets.
However all of them arrived with one aim in thoughts: gather as many Easter eggs as doable.
That aim was simply attained by most, as roughly 60,000 plastic eggs had been scattered throughout the seaside for the Nice Egg Hunt.
As soon as the horn sounded, youngsters raced to select up the colourful eggs dotting the seaside. The 6- and 7-year-olds cleaned up their pen in solely two minutes; there have been an estimated 14,000 eggs to be discovered for this age group. The 5-year-olds collected an estimated 9,000 eggs in about 5 minutes.
After the chaos got here the calm: mother and father and youngsters reunited and located a spot to crack open their eggs to see what prizes they discovered.
A second Nice Egg Hunt will happen on Saturday, March 31, at 2:30 p.m., with a rain date of Sunday, April 1. The occasion is split into a number of age teams, and meet on the seaside on the corresponding areas:
1- to 2-year-olds: 11th Avenue seaside
Three-year-olds: 11th Avenue seaside
Four-year-olds: 12th Avenue seaside
5-year-olds: 12th Avenue seaside
6- to 7-year-olds: 13th Avenue seaside
For extra data, name 1-800-BEACH-NJ.
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