Onset's Easter egg hunt draws hundreds

Apr 1, 2018

Sixty seconds.

That’s about how long it took nearly 100 children to scoop up 7,000 eggs at the annual Onset Easter egg hunt on Saturday morning. Now in its 12th year, the hunt drew families from Wareham, surrounding towns and the Cape to Prospect Park in Onset.

“You can’t beat it,” said Onset Bay Association President Kat Jones. “It’s free, it’s fun, the kids love it.”

Marc Anthony’s, the Onset Bay Association and the Wareham High School Best Buddies Club sponsored the event. Best Buddies is a group of students who befriend those with intellectual disabilities in the school and spend time with them, helping them strengthen their social life. Members of the Junior Onset Bay Association helped fill the eggs before the hunt, noted Jones.

Many families stuck around after the hunt, taking photos and checking their candy haul. For the second year, the members of Wareham’s Milne family arrived with their pet rabbit, Rascal, in tow.

Rascal was a big hit with families. Some approached Jesse and Hannah Milne, asking for photos. The girls were happy to comply. After the photo shoot, Jesse Milne said Rascal was going to be treated to a pre-Easter outing.

“We’re going to take him down to the beach so he can hop around,” said Jesse. “He loves it.”