NORTHBOROUGH – Rain didn’t stop the Easter Bunny from coming to Algonquin Regional High School (ARHS) on Saturday morning.
Local families and children filled the ARHS bleachers ready to hunt for Easter eggs that covered the football field.
The hunt was put on by the ARHS National Honor Society.
“Honestly, I was a little nervous just because I looked at the weather and it looked like a little bit of rain,” NHS President and Algonquin senior Delaney Cosentino told the Community Advocate. “It makes me so, so happy to see everyone come together.”
The hunt was open to children in fifth grade and younger from Northborough and Southborough.
“We just wanted to create a service project that really involved the entire community and made everyone a little happier because, with the pandemic, we haven’t had the community outreach. We haven’t been able to connect everyone,” Cosentino said.
NHS thought an Easter egg hunt would be a great way to get that work started, she said.
As part of the Easter egg hunt, NHS was asking for families to donate items to the Northborough Food Pantry — which is located at 37 Pierce Street — and the Southborough Food Pantry at 15 Common Street.
“Algonquin has always supported our local food pantries,” Cosentino said.
The members specifically asked the community to bring items like coffee, peanut butter, honey, rice and tuna, though they also accepted grocery store gift cards and cash.
“We thought this would be a great way to really continue getting those donations [for the food pantries] and make sure that everything is all set for the summer,” Cosentino said.
She said NHS worked hard to spread the word about the Easter egg hunt throughout Northborough and Southborough.
“It’s so rewarding to see it pay off and see everyone coming together and see all the kids. It’s super cute,” Cosentino said.
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