JACKSON TWP. Families in Jackson Township and the surrounding areas got into the Easter spirit with the township’s Annual Easter Egg Hunt on March 24. 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 kids stood along the go lines on the fields and waited patiently with their empty egg baskets or buckets. Within minutes after the siren signaled for the kids to go and grab, the eggs were scooped up and opened up to find the goodies inside.
After the egg hunt, the Easter Bunny sat for photos under the pavilion. Even with the cooler weather this year, kids and their parents were waiting in line to see and get a photo with the famous Bunny.
Park Supervisor Dave Ruwadi said there weren’t any new changes or additions this year to the event.
"This is always a great family event that draws big crowds every year, it’s also always a great partnership between the Jackson Girl Scouts service unit, Crosspoint United Methodist Church, Jackson Township Library and the Jackson Township Public Works Department," Ruwadi said.