Three minutes. That was about how long it took for the 40 or so children who attended Saturday’s Easter Egg hunt at the Big Duck Ranch in Flanders to scoop up 500 candy-filled eggs. (See more photos below.)
Two of those kids, Allie Parascandola, 9, of East Quogue, and Fernando Atancuri, 5, of Hampton Bays, were lucky enough to find special eggs that each had a key inside, instead of candy. Those keys allowed them to claim the grand prizes: packed Easter baskets that weren’t that much smaller than Fernando.
Friends of the Big Duck president Fran Cobb said it was the fourth annual event at the Long Island landmark along Flanders Road.
“It’s our way of giving back to the community,” she said.
There were also games inside the Big Duck, where more prizes were awarded.