JACKSON TWP.  What do you get when you combine a warm, sunny Saturday morning with thousands of Easter eggs filled with candy? Jackson Township parks department got one of the biggest attended Easter egg hunts in recent memory.

Cars starting driving into the park around 10:30 a.m. on April 13 for the egg hunt that began at 11 a.m. The line of cars spilled out onto Fulton Road from both directions. The fields at Jackson’s North Park quickly filled with kids and their families who were ready with their baskets, buckets and bags to collect the coveted plastic eggs spread throughout the sports fields.

“With the help of volunteers and the local Girl Scout troop, we filled and put out over 14,000 plastic eggs,” Trustee John Pizzino said. “This has been one of our biggest attendances yet for the egg hunt.”

The Easter Bunny started the morning off by wondering around the park and taking photos with the kids. The Bunny later sat for photos with the kids. There was also a photo booth this year hosted by Tammy Grogan and Associates. There were also hot and cold drinks and other foods available for families throughout the morning.

Plus, the new playground equipment was installed and ready for use by the hundreds of kids who found eggs hidden on and around it. The big draw of the morning was the egg hunt. 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.

Park Supervisor Dave Ruwadi thanked the Girls Scouts, Jackson Township Library, and Crosspoint United Methodist Church for their help to make the morning a success.

“The new playground is ready for use, it’s a beautiful morning and this is always a wonderful community event," Trustee James Walters said.