The cold rain may have been coming down, but it couldn’t put a damper on the Upton Men’s Club Annual Easter Egg Hunt fun! When soggy weather forced the event indoors on March 23rd, the Memorial School gym and cafeteria became the best alternate venue.  Despite being indoors, the Upton Men’s Club and co-sponsors Upton Police Association and Upton Fire/EMS Association still pulled off an egg-ceptional event.

The Upton Police rolled out a cruiser for kids to check out, granting their wishes to get a peek inside. Not to be outdone, Upton Fire/EMS brought along a real fire truck and rescue vehicle to dazzle the crowd.

Hundreds of eager egg hunters and their families didn’t let the gloomy skies stop the festivities. Kids of all ages got to meet the Easter Bunny and have professional photos taken to capture the special moment.

While awaiting their turn for the main egg-hunting events, youngsters stayed entertained at 8 arts and crafts stations set up by the amazing Team Ava volunteers. The group raised funds for the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society through the day’s activities.

The Upton Bloomers Girls wouldn’t let the rain stop them from selling their delicious baked goods either! Families could grab some sweet treats while exploring all the other fun happenings.

Of course, the main events were the two egg hunts split up by age groups to give everyone a fair chance at snagging those candy-filled prize eggs. You could practically feel the buzz of excitement in the air as the littlest hunters prepared for their turn!  It took only 90 seconds for the kids to pick up every last egg!!

In the spirit of community, the event collected hundreds of non-perishable food items donated to the Upton Senior Center, United Parish, and St. Gabriel’s food pantries.

Thanks to all the families who came out to make memories, and huge kudos to our amazing partners and volunteers- especially the incredible Team Ava group.

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