Kids look for the golden eggs at Trinity-on-Main's Annual Easter Egg Hunt

Published on Saturday, 20 April 2019 16:02
Written by Michelle Jalbert


NEW BRITAIN - About 600 to 700 Easter eggs filled Trinity-on-Main’s auditorium Saturday for their annual Easter egg hunt.

Attendees dined on pizza donated by Max Pizza, watched a movie, took photos with the Easter Bunny, had their faces painted, and hunted for eggs. Six of the eggs were golden, which won kids a stuffed bunny or a movie ticket.

When Kareem Skinner explained all the day’s happenings to his 5-year-old daughter Kennedy, her eyes grew wide and she dropped her pizza in shock. Then a big smile spread across her face.

“It’s a nice turnout,” added Skinner.

Joanne Marturano, who puts on the event with her husband Joe, said she hopes that people can make some “wonderful, old-time memories on a rainy day” and “enjoy a good old fashion Easter egg hunt.”

Their daughter Sara Marturano also helps out with the event. She sells concessions and helps set up.

“It’s cool to just see the kids’ faces. They’re so happy getting the eggs,” Sara Marturano said.

Happy was an understatement. Kids with bunnies painted on their faces raced around swinging Easter baskets and smiled while posing with a pink Easter bunny.

“It’s pretty neat for the price and it’s indoors,” said Randy Bais, who attended for the first time with his wife and his daughter Ary Bais. Tickets were only $5. “Kids love this stuff.”

Bais was right. When asked about how she liked her face paint, Ary replied, “Good! Awesome!”

“I love it. It’s really big. There’s a lot of different activities,” said Belkis Sostre, who came with her 3-year-old daughter, her daughter’s best friend, and her mother. “The girls are really excited.”

Stesha Lux said she and her two sons took photos with the Easter Bunny and were looking forward to the egg hunt.

“You’ve got your buckets and you’re ready to go,” she said to them as they munched on pizza.

“I think it’s fun to find the eggs. Sometimes they can be really hidden,” said Dominic, 9.

“I like to find the eggs!” Cameron, 2, agreed.

Cameron and Dominic weren’t the only ones who liked finding eggs.

The best part of egg hunts is “probably what’s inside of them - and trying to find them,” said Kelly Mount, 11. It was her fourth year coming to the egg hunt.

“She’s looking for one of the golden ones,” added her father Ryan Mount.

“It’s something to do. It’s a family-friendly event here in New Britain,” said Mount. “That’s why we keep coming.”

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Posted in New Britain Herald, New Britain on Saturday, 20 April 2019 16:02. Updated: Saturday, 20 April 2019 16:05.