Four-year-old Scott of Bristol loved the dinosaur balloon he received from the NH Balloon Man during the TTCC Easter Egg Hunt last Saturday afternoon. (Photo by Donna Rhodes) (click for larger version)
April 19, 2017BRISTOL — Things were hopping last Saturday when the annual Tapply-Thompson Community Center's Easter Egg Hunt got underway, as once again, hundreds of children and their families from all over the Newfound Region took part in the spring festivities.
Organizing the day's fun were the staff of TTCC, local Girl Scouts, members of the TTCC Teen Council and other local volunteers.
As children awaited a chance to gather eggs from the hunt, they were entertained with many other events. There was face painting by Girl Scout Troop 51661 of Bristol, a candy-guessing contest, and a coloring contest.
Another popular destination was the incredible balloon art from the NH Balloon Man. Some children opted for his pretty flowers and friendly dinosaurs, while others held tight to their spooky scorpions and spiders, all of which were specially made for each of them.
There was also the opportunity to have photos taken with the Easter Bunny himself, a venue that drew another large crowd as people worked their way through the many activities for the day.
Eventually, everyone was called up by age groups for the egg hunt on the upper level of the community center. With 15 prizes up for grabs in each phase of the hunt, there was also a Grand Prize winner for the child who found an egg with a chick inside in all four rounds.
Throughout the day, donations were also gratefully accepted for the support of future community programs and events at TTCC.