On April 14, Seaford residents came out to Washington Avenue Park from 9 to 10:30 a.m. to hunt for Easter eggs.
“It was such a fun day,” event organizer and Seaford resident Donna Jebaily said. The Seaford Chamber of Commerce has hosted this annual event in past years. They could not host this year, so Jebaily joined with the Seaford Little League to put on the event.
Roughly 500 children attended the Easter egg hunt alongside their parents and grandparents, according to Jebaily. One-hundred volunteers from the Seaford community also were at the event, making sure everything ran smoothly.
The event included face painting, a DJ, craft tables and more. Seaford Bagels donated more than 500 bagels for the attendees and donated coffee and bagels for the volunteers as well.
Jebaily set up a food drive at the event with boxes for Long Island Cares, Inc., a food bank located in Hauppauge, where 360 pounds of food was collected. Teddy Bear Mobile, Inc., a toy store in Westbury, also hosted a fundraiser at the event. “For every stuffed bunny purchased,” Jebaily wrote in a text, the store donated five dollars to be put into a fund for next year’s Easter egg hunt.”
Jebaily said the Seaford Easter egg hunt was a big community event where everyone came together to make it happen. “When you see the happy faces, you know it was a hit,” she said.