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Bessemer VFW holds annual Easter egg hunt


April 15, 2019

Bryan Hellios/Daily Globe

MATTHEW MERRILL holds tight onto his basket as he meets the Easter Bunny at the Bessmer VFW's annual Easter Egg hunt held on Saturday.


Bessemer - Kids waited for the countdown before scrambling to load their baskets with eggs during Bessemer's annual Easter egg hunt held at the VFW on Saturday.

In a matter of minutes, more than 2,000 plastic eggs were in the hands of children who pried them apart hoping to find a ticket and win a prize bucket.

Bridgette Strebe, a third grader in Ironwood, said she helped her little brother find one of the special eggs.

"I kinda directed him where to go," she said.

Strebe said she has never taken part in an organized hunt before, but the Easter Bunny is "nice" and hunting for eggs is "a lot of fun.

"I have went to family one's, but never in public," she said.

When asked what Easter means to her she responded "it means giving."

Donna Frello, Commander of VFW Post 3673, said the VFW is glad to provide a venue for the hunt.

"We feel like it's a great program to have for the community," she said.

She, along with a team of volunteers, helped transform the VFW's hall into a themed event which provided crafts, food and even a visit from the Mr. E. Bunny.

Frello said events like this help bring the community together and is a way to celebrate Easter and spring with a version of a three-minute egg.

"It's a fun time," she added. "It's a whirlwind fun time because the egg hunt is over in three minutes."


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