Thousands of eggs, hundreds of smiles

Sami Hufham, 5, of Berkeley Springs will be the one to ride the grand prize bicycle given away at the Hancock Community Easter Egg Hunt. Hufham’s grandmother, Connie French of Hancock, was the winner of the bicycle. Danielle Hufham, left, stands with son Sami. The bicycle was donated to the event by C&O Bike and Potomac Liquors.

The Easter bunny posed for pictures with kids and adults alike during the April 13 Community Egg Hunt.

Kylie Hernandez, 7, of Warforbsburg, holds the prize basket she won at the Hancock Community Egg Hunt on April 13. The donated basket contained toys, books and other treats.

Hancock’s Lions Club and the Hancock United Methodist Church once again sponsored the annual Community Easter Egg Hunt in Widmeyer Park last Saturday, April 13. Sunny skies and warm temperatures brought out hundreds of participants and their families.

Children registered into one of three age groups and were given a chance to collect plastic Easter eggs filled with candy, dollar bills and prize tickets. Prize baskets, donated by local merchants, were handed out to five children in each age bracket. Organizers said 165 children registered for the event that morning.

Lions Club members placed 3,600 eggs across the lawn of Widmeyer Park.

The Easter bunny helped Lions kick off the egg hunt in each age section, then posed for pictures with children and helped award prizes.

Children aged 5 to 7 leapt into action as the Easter bunny kicked off the egg hunt in their age bracket. Children found eggs with candy, dollar bills and prize tickets stuffed inside.





Stetson Duggan, 3, of Clearville grabs Easter eggs with both hands during the Hancock egg hunt on Saturday, April 13. Duggan also won an Easter prize basket during the event.

Andrea Hernandez, right, of Warfordsburg, dashes across the park lawn to find her next Easter egg.