Valley Stream children hunt for eggs


More than 100 children from Valley Stream ran through Arthur J. Hendrickson Park

looking for plastic eggs on March 31 for the village’s annul Easter egg hunt.

“It was a great day for everyone in the community to meet Mr. and Mrs. Bunny, as well as their local elected officials,” said Mayor Ed Fare, adding that he, Trustee John Tufarelli and Trustee Sean Wright “were pleased to attend.”

The hunt was originally scheduled for March 24, but a nor’easter on March 21st caused the event to be postponed, so that the children would not have to hunt for eggs in the snow, according to Fare. But, he said, the day was a success.

It started with a kindergarten through second-grade hunt at 11 a.m.; third- and fourth-graders followed. Children who found gold and silver eggs won chocolates. The Easter Bunnies were also on-hand for younger children to take a photo with.

The Easter egg hunt was organized by the Valley Stream Youth Council and the Valley Stream Parks and Recreation Department. The Elks Club provided chocolate prizes for gold and silver eggs.