“The rain didn’t put a damper on a fantastic family event,” said Adam Stewart, the president of the Niagara Nursery School board Saturday.
“It’s all about the kids, and they’re having a great time.”
At 10 a.m., when the NOTL Kinsmen’s Easter egg hunt is traditionally beginning on the grass outside the community centre, families with children were so packed together inside the building it was hard to move, as kids lined up to be given chocolate eggs to fill their baskets.
It was the first time the egg hunt had to be moved inside due to weather, but the community centre “is the perfect venue” for the Bunny Trail, the family event organized as the main fundraiser for the nursery school, said Stewart, and everyone adapted.
“It’s great to see the community come out to support us. Our governing principle is children. That’s what we’re always focused on, and they’re having a great time.”
Luanne Kulchar, at the Bunny Trail with her daughter and two grandchildren, said she remembers taking her kids to Simcoe Park in the early days of the egg hunt. Given the weather, she thought the indoor event was expertly handled.
“I’m really impressed with how well-organized the event is,” she said.
Her daughter Maegen Bergeron, who remembered scrambling for eggs in the Simcoe Park as a kid, was visiting for the weekend from Kingston with her husband and two children.
She said she was having fun running into old school friends, now bringing their kids to the Easter event.
“This is like a little reunion, seeing everyone from high school here with their kids. It’s a great tradition.”