Onset's Easter egg hunt draws hundreds

By Matthew Bernat | Apr 01, 2018
Photo by: Matthew Bernat Eva Neves, 10, of Buzzards Bay, searches for eggs on Saturday.

Sixty seconds.

That’s about how long it took nearly 100 children to scoop up 7,000 eggs at the annual Onset Easter egg hunt on Saturday morning. Now in its 12th year, the hunt drew families from Wareham, surrounding towns and the Cape to Prospect Park in Onset.

“You can’t beat it,” said Onset Bay Association President Kat Jones. “It’s free, it’s fun, the kids love it.”

Marc Anthony’s, the Onset Bay Association and the Wareham High School Best Buddies Club sponsored the event. Best Buddies is a group of students who befriend those with intellectual disabilities in the school and spend time with them, helping them strengthen their social life. Members of the Junior Onset Bay Association helped fill the eggs before the hunt, noted Jones.

Many families stuck around after the hunt, taking photos and checking their candy haul. For the second year, the members of Wareham’s Milne family arrived with their pet rabbit, Rascal, in tow.

Rascal was a big hit with families. Some approached Jesse and Hannah Milne, asking for photos. The girls were happy to comply. After the photo shoot, Jesse Milne said Rascal was going to be treated to a pre-Easter outing.

“We’re going to take him down to the beach so he can hop around,” said Jesse. “He loves it.”

Aaron Pereira, 4, of Wareham, searches for eggs near the bandshell. (Photo by: Matthew Bernat)
Alexis Diede, 7, of Bourne, scoops up an egg. (Photo by: Matthew Bernat)
Cecelia Ross, 2, of Sandwich wears a yellow coat to the event. (Photo by: Matthew Bernat)
Erica Viera and her daughter, Maliyah, 2, of Wareham, pose with Rascal after the hunt. (Photo by: Matthew Bernat)
Jesse, left, and Hannah Milne of Wareham with Rascal, their pet rabbit. (Photo by: Matthew Bernat)
Kids quickly search for eggs. (Photo by: Matthew Bernat)
Madelyne Eitas, 3, and her brother Cameron, 6, of Wareham, before the hunt. (Photo by: Matthew Bernat)
Ruby Ryder, 1, and Micah Beans, 4, of Marston Mills, with Rascal, the Milne family's pet rabbit. (Photo by: Matthew Bernat)
Comments (3)
Posted by: SammieJfive | Apr 02, 2018 18:08

Any ideas about how I can get in touch with Kat? My husband and I used to do a private hunt on the property we rented. Got SO big, we had to finally call it a day. Over a hundred children, and became expensive. We have anywhere from 3-5,000 eggs, and would LOVE to donate them to this event. If I could get a telephone # or email, would be perfect! Or, I can be reached at SammieJfive@verizon.net. Thanks!!!

Posted by: sadie | Apr 03, 2018 07:38

If you call the onset bay association the message will get to Kat 508-295-7072.


Posted by: SammieJfive | Apr 03, 2018 14:48

Thank you SO much Sadie! Will do just that......

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