JACKSON TWP. Families in Jackson Township and the surrounding areas got into the Easter spirit with the township’s Annual Easter Egg Hunt on April 8 this year. Once a year the Girl Scout Troop in Jackson Township fills thousands of plastic eggs with candy and gift certificates donated by local businesses and spreads them over the ball fields and playground area in Jackson’s North Park.
The annual event is open to children ages crawlers through 4th Grade. This year, there were 14,000 plastic eggs that the kids scooped up within minutes after the siren signaled for the kids to go and grab the eggs.
Co-sponsors included the Jackson Girl Scouts service unit, Crosspoint United Methodist Church and the Jackson Township Public Works Dept. Nicolete Smith, troop leader and coordinator of this year’s event said that the partnership works well to provide a great event for the kids every year.
"The troop provides the eggs and the candy which is donated by local businesses, plus we have the Easter Bunny here each year," Smith said. "The troop buys most of the snacks and then Crosspointe donates the drinks and sends volunteers to serve the snacks and drinks. I just want to thank all of the businesses who donated, the volunteer servers and of course the Jackson Township Parks staff who make the park look so good."