The Harrison Township Recreation Commission’s Easter Egg hunt this year will offer participants not only a chance to find eggs, but to provide donations for a local food bank.
The 11 a.m. event – a Mullica Hill tradition for about 20 years – happens on Saturday, April 1, at the William Wilt Soccer Complex. Rain date is the following day at 1 p.m. The egg hunt is free.
“The Easter Bunny will arrive via fire truck promptly at 11 a.m.,” said Recreation Coordinator Sharon Chew. “Parents can come early to take pictures, and each age group will hunt separately, allowing parents to walk from one area to the next after the last hunt.
Once the hunt is over, the Easter Bunny will appear in the complex gazebo so parents can take their own photos at no cost. Each child there will get a gift.
The eggs used in the event this year were donated by Robert Zupino of Keller Williams Realty in Cherry Hill and Dominic Anderson of Nation One Mortgage Corporation in Marlton, according to Chew. The commission’s co-sponsors are the Harrison police and fire district.
Food donations will go to the Trinity United Methodist Church for its food bank, Your Place at the Table (YPATT). Items sought include flavored oatmeal, cereal (no Cheerios), Spaghetti Os, instant mashed potatoes, canned chicken, mac n’ cheese and baked beans (garbanzo and chickpeas are not acceptable.)
“The recreation commission supports our local food bank …” Chew noted of YPATT, “with food donations at both our Easter Egg hunt and Halloween parade … These two events are free to the community and it’s a way for the community to give back to others in need.”
Fod can also be dropped off at the church, 284 Cedar Road, Mullica Hill, before or after the day of the hunt.