How many filled eggs will the Easter Bunny bring to Pittsfield’s Eggstravaganza Egg Scramble? 6,300 … | Local News

PITTSFIELD – It’s a big job for just one little bunny, but luckily the Easter Bunny has friends at the town hall.

In preparation for this year’s Eggstravaganza Egg Scramble – which will be held on Saturday at the Common, 100 First St., Pittsfield – Rebecca Manship, Recreation and Special Events Coordinator, and another colleague spent two days completing more than 2 300 eggs. But that’s just a fraction of the 6,300 eggs that will be hidden and scattered around the park for the annual free event, which is back after a two-year hiatus related to the pandemic.

Easter eggs scattered on a lawn

This year, 6,300 eggs were filled for children in Pittsfield to find during the annual Eggstravaganza Egg Scramble.

“We will have over 6,300 eggs this year; 1,000 for each age group (five age groups) and over 1,300 for an extra between the five age groups,” Manship said from its Easter headquarters, where the eggs are currently packed in the office. city ​​hall community development building, waiting for the bunny to come. catch them.

The rest of the eggs, she said, are purchased pre-filled from the National Entertainment Technologies company with toys and candies (even the Easter Bunny’s helpers need a little help when he s are so many eggs!). Greylock Federal Credit Union sponsors the prizes, awarded to lucky hunters who find the golden eggs, and balloon creations from BTC Entertainment.

Children running for eggs

In the past, egg hunting was moved indoors due to weather conditions. This year there is a planned rain date, just in case, April 23.

Saturday’s event is open to Pittsfield children ages 2-11. The schedule is as follows:

• 10:30 am for 9, 10 and 11 year olds

• 10:40 a.m. for 7 and 8 year olds

• 10:55 a.m. for 5 and 6 year olds

• 11:10 a.m. for 4-year-olds

• 11:25 a.m. for 2 and 3 year olds

“There will be about 12 volunteers for Saturday’s event, and of course the bunny,” Manship said.

For more information on the event, visit the Pittsfield Parks and Recreation Facebook page.

Alicia R. Rucker