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Dover residents get egg-cited for Easter

By Elizabeth Connolly
Hometown Weekly Correspondent

The annual egg hunt took place on the town common on Saturday, April 8, at 10:00 am. Hundreds of children, family members, friends, and neighbors gathered behind a taped-off area, waiting for the event to start. The field was divided into two areas: one for the group aged four and over and another for ages three and under. Dozens of brightly colored eggs were scattered across the grassy area.

The joy and anticipation in the air were palpable as children clung onto their bags or baskets, ready to run. When the Easter Bunny appeared and waved, it was as if a movie star had made an appearance. "Hello, Easter Bunny! Happy Easter!" a few kids yelled. In a perfect moment of comedic relief, a toddler escaped under the tape and ran across the field while their caregiver chased after them.

Finally, it was 10:05, the official start time. The tape was removed, and a countdown was initiated. Then, in a blink-or-you’ll-miss-it few moments, the eggs were gone. It suddenly made sense why promptness was stressed on the website: "Those arriving late, even by just a couple of minutes, will likely miss it!"

After the main event, a special art activity was available until 11:00 am. Anyone interested was welcome to make their own slime with the assistance of recreation staff, and many lined up to participate. It was another successful and egg-citing morning of fun for this annual tradition!

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