Wiscasset Easter egg hunt draws newcomers, returnees

Sun, 03/31/2024 - 8:00pm

    Wiscasset’s Easter Egg hunt had its usual gusty winds and a sunny morning at the Wiscasset Middle High School track. Parks and Recreation Director Duane Goud was relieved the inner field, filled with 8,000-plus plastic eggs, had dried as much as it did after the latest rainstorms.

    Post-hunt, wife Tricia Goud, helping at the check-in, counted 113 children registered. The egg hunt continues to be one of the department’s big annual draws, Duane Goud said.

    Children gathered eggs in baskets or bags, then opened them for the prizes and put the empty plastic shells of all colors into tote boxes for the department to do it all again next year. 

    Most families Wiscasset Newspaper met were first-timers at the hunt – some who have lived here for years and wanted to try the event; others, including some from neighboring towns, came when another hunt they usually try to go to was not held this year. Returning attendees, meanwhile, sought to collect more eggs than they did last year, or had a younger sibling taking part for the first time.