(Jonathan A. Berz, April 9, 2017)
Ferndale, MI – Hundreds of families came together yesterday in four parks scattered around Ferndale for the annual Easter Eggstravaganza put on by the cooperative efforts of the City of Ferndale, Kulick Community Center and Renaissance Vineyard Church.
Each of the four hunts had two separate areas – one for children three and under and another for kids 4-12. The consecutive egg hunts offered children from all corners of the city the chance to find goodie-laden eggs. More ambitious families could continue their search for the elusive “golden egg,” of which there were as little as one among a thousand, at each location.
Festivities began at 1pm at Wilson Park on Hilton Rd. south of Nine Mile and continued at 1:30pm at Garbutt Park at Eight Mile and Allen, 2pm at Geary Park at Pinecrest north of Nine Mile, and ended at 2:30pm at Martin Road Park off Lewiston east of Hilton, where the hill offered refuge from the mud that nevertheless did not deter families from enjoying the hunt.
After the final search, kids lined up to have their pictures taken with the Easter Bunny and stopped by the Martin Road Park pavilion for free hot chocolate or to purchase baked goods offered by the Ferndale Senior Group.
“The neighborhood I grew up in didn’t really have community events, and I really appreciate living in Ferndale because there is a focus on community and having these types of events that bring people who live in the community together, interacting, and socializing, and having a fun time together,” says Tina from Ferndale, whose nephew Brandon scored fifteen eggs between two of the hunts.