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Vienna Egg Hunt Draws Hundreds

Finding, decorating and rolling eggs keep children busy on grounds of Freeman House.

Really … rolling an egg with a spoon is harder than you’d imagine. The eggs zigged and zagged before reaching the "finish line."

Really … rolling an egg with a spoon is harder than you’d imagine. The eggs zigged and zagged before reaching the "finish line." Photo by Donna Manz.

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Photo op with Easter bunny: Twins Nick and Mallory Bonanno, 8-years-old, liked their furry friend. Approximately 300 children and grownups participated in the annual Easter egg hunt and roll on Freeman House grounds on March 31.

— Amid great fanfare, a rather large fuzzy, furry Easter bunny arrived at Freeman House grounds on March 31, kicking off the annual Easter egg hunt and roll sponsored by the Town of Vienna Parks and Recreation and Historic Vienna, Inc. Approximately 300 children and grownups participated in the egg hunt frenzy.

Alyssa and Brian Lehman brought daughter Maddie, almost 4, and son Carter, 20 months, to the egg fun. "We enjoy this activity every year," said Alyssa Lehman. "The kids love getting the Easter eggs and we love seeing friends from around town."

Children were divided into groups of very little ones and not quite so little ones, and parents were invited to help the littlest find pastel-colored treat-filled eggs that were "hidden" in view. Parks and Recreation also provided hundreds of hard-cooked eggs for children to decorate for the egg roll competition.

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Leo Lara decorated a real hard-cooked egg as he enjoyed his blueberry lollipop.

"It was fun," said Vienna mom Claudia Millradt, snapping photos of 2-1/2 year-old son Andreas. "I think it’s well-organized, but they need to work on the sound system," said Millradt who commented that she had trouble hearing the speaker with the microphone.

"This is great, a wonderful event for children, and the ambiance is very nice."

"It brings the community together."