Children from 3 to 12 years old will have three opportunities to search for over 5,000 Easter eggs throughout the morning, with hunts scheduled for 10 a.m., 11 a.m., and 12 p.m.
But the day isn’t just dedicated to finding eggs. The Saturday is packed with family-fun activities that are open to the entire community, says Medford Assembly of God’s children’s pastor, the Rev. Kara Bocchino.
There will be bounce houses and slides, sand art activities, and photos with not just the Easter Bunny, but Superman, Wonder Woman, and the Chick-Fil-A cow as well.
There’s also a Pass, Punt and Kick challenge, where children and adults can compete in football-related skills contests for gift cards.
Many vendors are collaborating with the Medford Assembly of God by either giving away or discounting products and prizes.
Starbucks will be on hand giving away free coffee and hot chocolate.
This year, the Medford Assembly of God is partnering with Suffolk County Foster Care on the big hunt, Bocchino said.
Throughout the day’s events, families will have the opportunity to pay $5 for a special kit with a backpack that will be given to a foster child. The kit’s materials, which include hygienic supplies, are all provided by the church and are each valued at $25.
Chick-Fil-A will be giving away free meals to anyone who purchases a kit.
Bocchino said she’s been overwhelmed by the local support so far.
“We’ve had such a great response from the community,” she said. “Over the years we have seen more people wanting to participate… Last year police from the 6th Precinct came and gave out coloring books. It was great.”
Top: Children searching for Easter Eggs at last year’s hunt. (Kara Bocchino)