Indoor hunts, newborn chicks highlight Dagsboro’s pre-Easter extravaganza

DAGSBORO – There was plenty of pre-Easter “egg-citement” Saturday in Dagsboro.

The town’s second annual Easter Egg Hunt brought several hundred children to the Dagsboro Volunteer Fire Department former firehouse on Waples Street for an event that extended beyond egg hunting.

As expected, the Easter Bunny paid a special visit. He posed with kids and offered his big basket of candy treats.

Volunteers from Dagsboro Crossroad Community Church manned booths and tables that featured a nerf shooting gallery, crafts with “chick” theme as well as a heated incubator with some newborn chicks.

The baby chicks were a huge hit.

“We rented the chicks. And they love them,” said Dagsboro Crossroad Community Church Pastor Jim Apgar.

Due to the potential for wet weather in the forecast, event was staged inside the fire house.

Doors opened at 10 a.m. and four separate egg gatherings began at 10:30 a.m. Hunts were held for ages up to 3; ages 4-5; ages 6-8 and ages 9-12.

Presenting Sponsors included Mountaire Farms, Artesian Water and Morse Roofing & Siding.

Dagsboro Mayor Brian Baull offered additional thanks to Crossroad Community Church, the Indian River High School LEO Club, the Clayton Theater, First Choice Services and the Dagsboro Volunteer Fire Department for their support of the event, which drew children and adults from throughout southern Delaware.

In addition to the tables and booths, which offered activities prior to the egg hunts, Crossroad Community Church also provided cotton candy made on site with a machine the church recently purchased.

Pastor Apgar said it’s all part of joining other groups and businesses in supporting the town and community.

This works out really well. It gives all of these people something to do while they are waiting,” Pastor Apgar said. “We’ve been trying to get involved. We did the Trunk or Treat last year. We did the Community Day and we’ve done Parsons Farms. Whatever the community is offering we try to get involved with it.”

In the hunts, eggs contained goodies as well as special prizes, all made possible through support from the event sponsors, Mayor Baull said.

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