An Easter egg scavenger hunt ended as a birthday celebration for a teen in the Morley neighborhood.
By Ronni Newton. Photos by Kristen Fritz
Sunday was Easter, and it was Lydia Poulin’s 15th birthday, and amid the COVID-19 pandemic, neither event could be celebrated in the usual manner.
Kristen Fritz said that she and her friend, Megan Poulin (Lydia’s mom), planned a special celebration – a social distancing style combination Easter egg scavenger hunt.
“We placed oversized colorful eggs (made out of foam board), around the neighborhood, and each egg had a clue on the back to lead you to the next stop. Basically, You had to guess the clue to know where to find the next egg,” Fritz said.
The hunt began at the Morley School sign and there were 12 stops in all. It concluded at the Poulin’s house where there were white foam boards with photos of Lydia, and neighbors were encouraged to bring their own markers to write special birthday messages.
The Easter egg scavenger hunt lasted from 10 a.m.-6 p.m. – giving families a chance to enjoy it at their leisure and allowing for plenty of spacing for proper physical distancing.
Fritz said it was a great day, and made for a special neighborhood event.
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