For children, Easter is synonymous with one thing: hunting for colorful (and candy-filled) eggs, and this past weekend didn’t disappoint. In Mathews (above photo), children rushed the court green on Saturday morning for the annual Community Easter Egg Hunt. Program organizer Michele Baker said there were 4,500 candy filled brightly colored eggs spread throughout the lawn. Baker said this is the 10th year she’s organized the egg hunt in memory of her daughter, Tara Plotino. Around 200 children were in attendance. When it was time to start, the younger kids were given a small headstart before the older ones swarmed the green. Walker Williams, middle photo, was among those who left with a full basket. In Gloucester, 6-year-old Amelia Dawkins below, uses all her detective skills to find hidden Easter eggs.
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