Lori Amoroso did what proud parents and grandparents called “a super and special job” in her first-ever role as the Tri-City Elks Easter Bunny.
She was backed by her hubby, Joe Amoroso, and ladies including Marie Cavanagh, Donna Breese and Ann Marie Clancy whose collective efforts led to what people called “the best Easter Egg Hunt this group has ever had.”
Although old man weather forced Cavanagh and her committee to adjust Saturday’s schedule, grandfathers like Joe Flammand said, “it’s obvious a lot of hard work and a special love for children went into this year’s Easter Egg Hunt.”
The 2019 Tri-City Elks Easter Egg Hunt will be remembered for its combined total of 2,500 multi-colored plastic eggs that were filled with everything from candy and numbers for 100 special prizes like hot wheels and sidewalk chalk, just to name a few during two different hunts.
“We had to move the (Easter Egg) hunt inside for children ages 2-5,” Cavanagh, who chaired her fourth straight event for the Elks’ Youth Committee, offered. “We would have preferred to have it on our front lawn, but the grounds were too wet and we had to move it indoors.”
Meanwhile, children age 6-10 scooted all over Rossi Park gathering eggs they hoped would include a special number for one of many prizes.
The day’s highlight was the awarding of two new bicycles which were won by Adrian Michael Kelley, 5, and Ella Alexander, 6, by way of a special lottery drawing that also received praise from countless parents and Elks officials from other lodges in the state.
(Text and photos by Pete Fontaine)