Stoner Drive residents usually hold an Easter egg hunt on the Saturday before Easter, but this year’s hunt has been replaced by chalk messages.
By Ronni Newton. Photos by Amy DeGraff
The need to keep gatherings at five or fewer people and to maintain physical distancing of at least 6 feet might have led to the cancellation of Stoner Drive’s annual Easter Egg Hunt, but organizers did not let the COVID-19 pandemic put a complete damper on a longstanding neighborhood activity.
The Easter Egg Hunt is traditionally held the Saturday of the weekend before Easter – which this year would have been April 4 – but according to resident Amy DeGraff this year’s event is an “Egg Hunt ReMix.”
Maryellen Fazzino and Holly Fortier Killeen messaged the Stoner Drive Association suggesting the altered event, to take advantage of the long walks that neighbors have been taking by adding some “socially distanced fun.”
Following the lead of the #ChalkYourWalk initiative to create positive messages, residents were encouraged to decorate their driveways or walks with fun and positive springtime themes or messages for walkers to see. And, as an added incentive – to add an Easter egg for walkers to track. Fazzino and Killeen even provided packages of chalk for those who needed them.
The Egg Hunt ReMix took place Saturday and Sunday, and well over a dozen positive messages – focused on the upcoming Easter and Passover holidays as well as springtime and wishes for the health and safety of all – now line roadway.
Kids of all ages, and adults of all ages, were eager to participate. DeGraff and her family captured the photos.
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