ELMWOOD – The Easter egg hunt on Saturday, put on by the Elmwood Chamber of Commerce and the Murray Emke family, had a bit of everything.
There was, of course, the main event, held in the field behind the community centre – a hunt for the colourful plastic eggs the little ones could trade in for prizes. But there were also fun activities and crafts for children, refreshments, the chance to chat one-on-one with the Easter Bunny, and even a small petting zoo.
Some of the children braved the wintery wind to play on the swings, while their parents sipped coffee in the picnic shelter where most of the activities were located. Others scouted out the location of eggs, so once the countdown hit zero, they knew exactly where to go.
As for the weather – this is midwestern Ontario and people don’t put away their winter clothes quite yet. Bunny ears fit nicely over winter tuques, gloved hands can pick up Easter eggs and snowsuits are fine wearing apparel for Easter fun.
Pauline Kerr, Local Journalism Initiative Reporter, The Walkerton Herald Times