photo (7)Hundreds of kids and their parents came out Saturday, April 19th for the Second Annual Spring Egg Hunt at Howard Brown Park.  Participants wrapped the edges of the 2-4 year age group waiting for the official go at 11:00, then, they were off! Following the youngest age group the 5-9 year olds and the 10 and up age group also got a chance to find some eggs.  Thanks to a group of community volunteers, 1200 eggs were stuffed in the NCDC office the previous Tuesday.

In addition to the egg hunt, the City of Norwich Fire Department was there with Touch-A-Truck, the Greater Norwich Area Chamber of Commerce had free face painting, the Young Marines were there with the Easter Bunny and the City of Norwich Community Police stopped by with gifts for the kids and passed out baskets to the lucky individuals who found a golden egg!964282_10151971825591459_6279617037619020674_o

Brochures that listed all of the Downtown Norwich eateries showing some family friendly food options and pricing were passed out to attendees to illustrate all of the amazing food options Downtown has.  An 11:00 start means that the hunt will be over and kids will be ready for lunch, and what is better than being able to walk there!

Thanks to everyone who participated for helping to show that Downtown Norwich is a beautiful, family friendly place to spend an enjoyable afternoon!  Didn’t make the Egg Hunt?  Bring the kids down for some fishing off the docks (and of course some lunch at one of our wonderful restaurants)!