The first annual Easter Egg Hunt at the Ermatinger•Clergue National Historic Site drew a sell out crowd of little ones looking for colourful eggs Saturday.
According tot he story, around the 1700’s the German immigrants brought with them the tradition the egg laying hare. The Ermatinger’s came from a town on the border of Germany and Switzerland and celebrated the the same tradition.
That included an Easter Egg Hunt, but back then the eggs were all brown, that according to Pauline Pennett, Program Assistant.
“We were really overwhelmed, sadly we had to turn a few families away because we were full” Pennett said.
The kids started their hunt from the Discovery Heritage Centre and followed the bunny prints to the steps of the Old Stone House where the Easter Bunny hid all the eggs!
Each child was allowed to collect 6 colourful eggs then redeem deem for chocolate ones back at the Discovery Heritage Centre.
The kids and Mom and Dads were also treated to a movie in the Discovery Theatre, then back to the Old Stone House for Easter Cookies!