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May 17, 2022

LVGA Hosts Annual Easter Egg Hunt

By Les Pierce

A group of children shares a moment with the Easter Bunny.

On April 10, children and their parents converged at the grounds of the Lincroft Village Green on Newman Springs Road for the LVGA’s eighth annual Easter Egg Hunt. There were three hunts, segregated by age group. About 250 youngsters participated in a quest to capture some of the 2,000 eggs that were laid out.

7-year-old Hadley enjoys petting FooFoo the bunny.

However the event was much more than an egg hunt. A petting zoo was set up which included ducks, chickens, goats and a burro. The children were allowed to roam freely among the friendly animals and fowl within a fenced in area. A second petting area was also made available, exclusively populated with bunnies.  Members of the 14 Carrot Small Animal Club brought their rabbits, including some exotic breeds, for the children’s enjoyment.

Games of chance and face painting were yet other diversions. In addition, raffles were held with Easter baskets and candy jars awarded as prizes.

Members of the Lincroft Fire Company brought one of their trucks on site and were on hand to describe features and answer questions rendered by inquisitive youngsters.

Co-chairs for the event were Kate Compton and Tara Velho. 

Alexandra Notaro has her face painted.

“We would really love to thank all of the directors of the LVGA for coming together to make this community gathering happen once again,” Compton said. ‘Special thanks to the students of Middletown Township Schools for volunteering their time, the Lincroft School Daisy Troop, Goldy’s Ice Cream Truck, Happy Trails Petting Zoo, the Lincroft Fire Company and Texas Roadhouse for their generosity. I think this really brings the community together, really very special for both children, parents and grandparents. The Lincroft Village Green Association is so happy to have the opportunity to continue to host this event. It is a joy to see members of all ages in our community come together to celebrate this tradition.”

LVGA President Mary Grant added, “More than 20 years ago, a small group of concerned citizens joined together to save the six-acre parcel of land from possible commercial development. Their vision was to create a place for the community to gather. It took six years to get the park completed, from 1991 to 2005, with collaborative efforts of Township Committee, Brookdale Community College, county and state officials, and the founding directors of LVGA. The current LVGA Board is grateful for all the support we continue to have from our Lincroft residents to make the Lincroft Village Green ‘a place for all to gather.’”

Coming soon is the LVGA’s 17th annual Community Yard Sale Day.  To learn about future LVGA events or to inquire about membership, visit LincroftVillageGreen.org.