Approximately 250 people attended The Great Easter Egg Hunt, sponsored by Cooper’s Foods Princeton on Sunday, April 20.
The hunt for eggs began at 11 a.m. and went quickly with kids running through three sections of Memorial Park scooping up goodies as fast as they could.
The hunt began by the sounding out of a steam engine whistle provided by local Bob Stothert.
While the kids were hunting goodies, Cooper’s Easter Bunnies; Corinn Beverage and Colleen Stothert passed out cookies and goodies to the adults.
Emily Sheppard came to the hunt with her grandchildren. “It’s a beautiful day, the kids are having fun and the food is great,” she said.
Cooper’s staff members Stacey Van Skiver, Rod Bronswyk, Nicole Flemming, Maureen Frances and assistant manager Jon Stammers, along with the Easter Bunnies and a few volunteers served 250 burgers and five dozen hot dogs to attendees for lunch as well as Easter doughnuts for dessert.
As Cooper’s was collecting donations to assist Princeton Rotary with the kitchen project, Rotarian Judy Short along with her friend Lynn Johnson donned their bunny ears and gave the Cooper’s crew a hand.
Volunteer Scott Michaud had “a lot of fun helping set up the event.” It’s my first time volunteering and it was great,” he said. Michaud was joined by volunteers, Bradley Bronswyk, Jason Yates and Kyle Vesper who had a great time as well.
“It was so awesome,” said little Lilly Pratico’s parents, Rick and Eva, “Not one child was left out and they all had so much fun.”
Cooper’s staff are already planning for next year.