It was a beautiful spring afternoon and almost 200 adult egg hunters converged in Foxburg Saturday April 19 for its first annual adult Easter egg hunt. The hunt sponsored by the Foxburg businesses to celebrate the spring season and support the Foxburg Library drew people from as far as Pittsburgh and suburbs such as Wilmerding as well as places in Ohio. Hundreds of eggs were hidden in various locations containing redeemable coupons, small prizes and or raffle tickets for a grand prize basket of wine, gift cards, Foxburg mementos and of course chocolate including an appropriate sweet rabbit.
Eager eggers arrived early and were seen nonchalantly strolling through town doing reconnaissance scoping out location and targets. Participants were asked to make a donation to the Foxburg Library upon registering and the library collected over $300.
Senior citizens over 70 years old were given a head start. Accompanying children were asked to provide only hints and cheer the adults on. Literally minutes after 3 PM with the seniors off and “running” it was 200 scatter as the eggers fanned out through town to improv live jazz music from the library steps.