WHITEFISH BAY (WITI) -- The hunt was on Saturday on the North Shore! Kids rummaged through Silver Spring Masonic Center in Whitefish Bay for it’s annual Easter egg hunt.
The cheers and excitement began well before the egg hunt took place. Members of the George Washington 1776 Masonic Lodge had a little trick up their sleeves. Hundreds of children poured into the lodge room for a special magic show and watched in amazement. A sight that worshipful master Dave Bowen said is the highlight of the year, “The energy level of the children, watching the magic show, it’s a fantastic magic show it really dazzles the young children.”
Lodge members are proud to host the event , knowing it will be part of memories for all generations. Ruthann Roberts added, “It reminds me of the time when we were raising our children and got the time to do this and we wanted to share that with our grandchildren so it’s very special to us.”
Colin Jacobs said he and his family attend an egg hunt every year, creating their own tradition. “It’s part of the spring break, spring season time at home together time to celebrate Easter as a family, he added.”
Jacobs’ son, little Jon David was more than eager to start his search. Jacob’s added “He’s ready to go. It starts with a basket and an empty basket has the potential to be filled with all kinds of things.”
The moment they’ve been waiting for had finally arrived. With decorated baskets in hand, children scattered into the lower level searching in every nook and cranny. “There’s all kinds of Hershey’s candies and Easter candy kisses inside the eggs,” said Bowen.
Thousands of Easter eggs filled with treats, but for these kids, there was nothing sweeter than getting a hug from the Easter bunny himself.
Saturday marked the 42nd time this event has been held.