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Aledo Times Record - Aledo, IL
  • New Boston Easter egg hunt

  • Pictured are the three lucky hunters that found the golden eggs at the New Boston Easter egg hunt held Saturday, April 7.


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  • Pictured are the three lucky hunters that found the golden eggs at the New Boston Easter egg hunt held Saturday, April 7. The golden eggs held $1 gold coins and entitled the bearer to gift cards or Easter baskets with special gifts inside. 
    Approximately 100 children searched the grade school playground for money eggs, candy filled eggs and loose candy. The Fire and Ambulance, City of New Boston and Doug and Natalie Giles each donated $300 in candy towards the egg hunt.  In case you were wondering how much candy can you buy for  $900? Well, strewn over the playground were approximately 500 plastic eggs filled with change and candy, then 13 large grocery bags stuffed with loose candy were hand tossed over the ground.  It took the volunteers around an hour to "litter" the playground with the Easter Bunny's goodies.
    The egg hunters lined up along the sidewalk surrounding the playground and at the sound of the ambulance siren took off running for candy and eggs.  It took about 15 minutes for the three age divisions to literally vacuum the ground clean of any candy. The Easter Egg Hunt is put on each year by the New Boston Fire and Ambulance with donations coming from the City of New Boston and individual citizens.

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