A visit with the Bunny: Families attend egg hunt in Albion
The Easter Bunny visited the Arnold Gregory Office Complex on Saturday.
Families were lining up before the doors opened at 9:30 a.m., waiting to start looking for eggs which were hidden in the two-story building.
A total of 450 eggs had been stuffed to start with and as the event went on, they were refilled three more times, said Cindy Eibl, owner of Corner Gift Boutique.
“The kids are limited to eight eggs of a certain color,” she said. “When they come they get a paper egg that shows them the color they are looking for. They go around and find them in all the vendor tables and shops.”
Eibl said some of the eggs included actual gold coins she bought from the bank. When the kids find one of the gold $1 coins, they could get one of the 10 big prize baskets.
In addition to the candy in the Easter eggs, kids could get coloring books and balloon animals, and have their faces painted.
Adults, in turn, could look for painted rocks. Albion New York Rocks had painted more than 50 rocks, and if the adults found one they could get some coupons from local Albion businesses.
New this year was a basket raffle for the activities department at the nursing home in Albion.
Tiffany Stinson of Albion had come to the Easter Eggstravangza for the first time with her daughter. The pair had walked around, finding eggs, getting their face painted.
The Easter Eggstravangza has been going on for the past few years. It’s the first Easter egg hunt in the community.
“We as shop owners try to give back to the community,” said Eibl.
The shop owners at the Arnold Gregory Office Complex conduct events monthly. They decided to hold the Easter event early due to the Orleans County Home Show next weekend.
About 20 vendors across the building participated.
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