It seemed like early every Tupper Lake child gathered at L.P. Quinn in the late moments of the morning of Saturday, April 6, to participate in the Erin Farkas Dewyea Easter Egg Hunt.
There were kids and eggs as far as the eye could see.
Thousands of vibrantly-colored Easter eggs, each one filled with candy, stickers and toys, were strewn across the Rotary Track and Field athletic field and the school parking lot where school busses line up on a typical school day. At the strike of noon an air horn sounded marking the official beginning of the hunt which brought a stampede of little feet in pursuit of Easter surprises.
While the youngest of the group scavenged the wet grass of the football field, the older kids hunted their eggs in the parking lot.
Six children found golden eggs and won Easter baskets full of toys and goodies. Every child left with their baskets or bags filled eggs and a stuffed Easter bunny.
On site was the Easter Bunny himself, ready to greet the kids and pose for pictures.
The organizers offer their thanks this week to the many donations and support from the community, the Farkas family, the Dewyea family, and McDonald's. With the help from many student and adult volunteers, the hunt was a great success!The event is named each year after Erin, a remarkable teacher who left an indelible mark of many of her students during her time teaching at the school. (Ian Roantree photos)