By Sue Wambolt, Contributing Writer
Westborough – Despite the threatening weather, hundreds of smiling, basket-toting children filled the lawn of Chapel of the Cross March 31 for the annual Easter Egg Hunt and Family Fun Day. The “egg-cited” children collected more than 12,000 candy-filled plastic eggs, ate from the endless supply of popcorn and cotton candy. At lunchtime, over 650 meals were consumed. Although the egg hunt took place outside, activities such as face painting, games, crafts and a moon walk kept the kids entertained indoors and out of the cold.
Attendees were asked to bring non-perishables for donation to local food banks. More than 375 pounds of food were collected.
Tanya Legro, director of Children's Ministries, relayed her concerns prior to the event.
“[A]s we watched the forecast change throughout the week, we wondered how the weather would affect the number of families that would come to the Easter Egg Hunt.
“The weather may have kept some families home, but despite the snowy and rainy start to the day, hundreds of families ventured out and had a wonderful time.”
For the 110 volunteers who spent countless hours planning, preparing and orchestrating the events, the day was a success.
“Chapel of the Cross is a church that loves Jesus and loves people,” Legro said. “The Easter Egg Hunt and Family Fun Day is just one of the ways we want to show our community that Chapel cares.”
The free event was open to everyone in Westborough and surrounding communities.