Rhode Island families celebrate Easter with local egg hunts

This is a photo of the Easter bunny making an appearance at the Pawtucket Easter egg hunt. (WLNE)

CRANSTON, R.I. (WLNE) — It was a fun start to the holiday weekend for families in Cranston as they attended the first 10,000 Easter egg hunt at Adventure Base Camp.

The event was free for everyone and well over 1,000 people were in attendance.

Attendees enjoyed music, food trucks and an array of outdoor activities like archery, fishing and many more.

“There’s a lot of eggs for sure. We have just over a thousand participants throughout the day and they get to hunt for the eggs and inside the eggs there are prizes, not just candy bit things that they can win experience-wise for their families,” an event orchestrator said.

Several hidden eggs had some grand prizes like a weekend getaway at the Cape Codder Resort and Spa, four passes to Six Flags New England, Providence Friars tickets as well as Providence Bruins tickets.

This is a photo of families at the Cranston Easter egg hunt. (WLNE)

Pawtucket residents also had an egg hunt today. The hunt on Summit Street hosted by councilwoman Neicy Coderre also had a surprise visit from the Easter bunny.

Lt. Gov Matos and Pawtucket Mayor Grebien also joined in on the festivities.

“We don’t do enough of it, right? You know we need to do more of it. Its exciting. It gives people opportunities, families the opportunity and truly, truly it keeps the kids off the streets so they get to participate,” Mayor Grebien said.

“We need to do more of those, and with our very diverse council now, we’re focusing more on partnership in doing that,” he continued.

The mayor further thanked the department of public works and the police for helping make the event a success.

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