Estimated 300 kids found 1,600 eggs hidden by Easter Bunny in Massena
Monday, April 9, 2012 - 5:31 pm

MASSENA -- An estimated 300 kids vied for 1,600 eggs hidden by the Easter Bunny for the Easter egg hunt, sponsored by the Massena Chamber of Commerce and the Massena Kiwanis Club.

Games were played, prizes were won, pictures were colored, crafts were made, hot dogs were eaten and lots of pictures with the Easter bunny were taken.

If you had a picture taken with the Easter Bunny and did not get a copy, there are copies in the chamber office, 50 Main St., where they can be picked up.

The Massena Masonic Lodge 513 was on hand to conduct a free safety ID event, and BD Entertainment had an inflatable 30-foot obstacle challenge for everyone to enjoy.

Volunteers included: Massena Kiwanis (William Sommerfield-President, Connie Plante-Past President, Lucian Plante, Coleman Guimond, John Davis, Ron Smith, Warren LaValley, and Chuck Negus); Massena Chamber of Commerce Ambassadors (Dianne Shambo, Dianne Meyer, Chris Hamel, Kay Romeo, and Carol Perry); Massena Interact Students (Sarah Murphy, Brooke McGraw, Sumiao Pang, and Morgan Albert); Massena Lions Club (Carol Perry, District Gov., Rick Esterline, Kay Romeo, Ann Viskovich, Pete Tennis, Pam Catanzarite), North Country Savings Bank (Sheri Norman, Karina Norman, April Charleson and Ivory Charleson); Massena Chamber Board of Directors and staff (Kathy Smythe, Ann Viskovich, Michael Gleason, Nancy Bassney and Penny Pullmain); Massena Chamber volunteers (Katelyn Ross, and Kassiday Ross); Massena Masonic Lodge (John Chapman, Clark Johnstone, Howard Bush, Dewitt Forbes, Chuck Duffy, Raymond Cutway and Bob Mulvaugh).

Special thanks to: Morgan Williams, a Norwood-Norfolk Grade 8 student who did a fabulous job as the Easter Bunny. Thomas Beckstead for the loan of a gas grill on a moment’s notice (an emergency replacement); Neil Farbotnik, a J.W. Leary student, for his invaluable help with the photo printer and printing photos; Valery LaValley for helping with the photos; James Farbotnik for help with the digital camera, photo printer and bringing Neil and Neil’s computer.