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5-pound chocolate egg found during Easter event

Photo submitted to the Times Observer Owen Young, pictured with his family, took home a five pound chocolate egg as one of the grand prizes at Saturday’s Easter Egg Hunt at Betts Park. The event was coordinated by the Fire/EMS Explorer Post.

A slice of normal returned Saturday with a successful community Easter Egg Hunt at Betts Park.

The hunt was a joint effort with the local Fire/EMS Explorer Post and Northern Pa. Regional College. To maintain social distancing, the entirety of Betts Park was utilized to safely hold the event.

“The Post would like to thank all the families and children that came to our Easter Egg Hunt, on Saturday April 3rd at Betts Park,” Savannah Casey, who oversees the Explorer Post, said. “We hope all families had a wonderful time and happy Easter weekend.”

One family had a specifically sweet weekend, the result of homemade five pound chocolate egg donated by Apthorp Concession. Owen Young, 9, walked away with the giant chocolate ingot.

Many of the grand prize eggs contained prizes you’d expect — Tim Hortons and Taylor’s Treats gift cards and gift baskets.

But two families walked away with a pizza party and ice cream party, respectively, from the Russell VFD.

Another will get a unique experience, a “Trip in a Truck,” courtesy of the Pleasant VFD.

Casey said the Post also wanted to thank the Northern Pennsylvania Regional College for being the event’s prime sponsor.

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