Photos: Off to the races in annual Egg Hunt in Riverhead

03/19/2016 12:00 PM |

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Hundreds of children with parents and grandparents in tow descended on the ballfields of Stotzky Park Friday evening for the annual Town of Riverhead Egg Hunt organized by the Recreation Department.

The staff placed 5,000 plastic eggs with candy and trinkets inside and about nine eggs in each age group had a drawing inside indicating that they won a special prize. To make it fair for the younger ones, they broke it down to age groups allowing parents to assist the children in the youngest groups — under 3-years-old and 4-5 year-old.

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Donna Amoscato of Shirley, formerly of Riverhead, with her twins Mia (left) and Alanna, 1, wait for the first egg hunt to start. (Credit: Barbaraellen Koch)

Donna Amoscato of Shirley, formerly of Riverhead, with her twins Mia (left) and Alanna, 1, wait for the first egg hunt to start. (Credit: Barbaraellen Koch)

Tina Vasquez (far left) and 1-year-old daughter Alison of Riverhead race to collect eggs. (Credit: Barbaraellen Koch)

Tina Vasquez (far left) and 1-year-old daughter Alison of Riverhead race to collect eggs. (Credit: Barbaraellen Koch)

Tori Carrick of Riverhead, 15 months, collects eggs in her bunny basket. (Credit: Barbaraellen Koch)

Tori Carrick of Riverhead, 15 months, collects eggs in her bunny basket. (Credit: Barbaraellen Koch)

Journey Moore of Riverhead, 4, meets the Easter Bunny on her first egg hunt Friday evening. (Credit: Barbaraellen Koch)

Journey Moore of Riverhead, 4, meets the Easter Bunny on her first egg hunt Friday evening. (Credit: Barbaraellen Koch)

Nassyeli Maldonado and her daughter Giselle, 4, of Riverhead gather eggs. (Credit: Barbaraellen Koch)

Nassyeli Maldonado and her daughter Giselle, 4, of Riverhead gather eggs. (Credit: Barbaraellen Koch)

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The 4- and 5-year-old children race to grab the eggs. (Credit: Barbaraellen Koch)

 

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