by Colston Newton
The weather man was wrong about Saturday, which was a good thing. Forecasts had called for clouds and rain but the day started bright and sunny, a good thing for the annual Easter Egg hunt at the Reedville Fishermans Museum and Bethany United Methodist Church in Reedville.
As the hunt’s 10 a.m. start time approached the museum’s deck and water side grounds were covered with dozens of youngsters and adults, about 175 in all organizer Debbie Gwaltney said later. The youngsters ranged from toddlers to near teens. The youngsters had Easter hats and signs as well as baskets in which to put eggs they found. They crowded the fence at the shore end of the museum’s dock waiting for the museum’s buy boat, the “Elva C,” to bring the Easter Bunny up the creek.
Before the Elva C showed up Gwaltney stood on the dock, got the kids’ attention (mostly) and told them where the different age group’s eggs were hidden. The youngest, up to age four, were going to hunt right on the museum’s grounds. The middle group, up through age eight, would be in front of and to one side of the church and the oldest, up to 10 years old, would be on the parsonage and park grounds next to the church.
For full story pick up a copy of the April 19 edition of the Northumberland Echo