It was overcast. There was a mist in the air, and the temperature was in the high 30s. Not a perfect day for an Easter egg hunt.
But about 100 children, with families in tow, gathered at Irwin Park on Saturday, April 1, for the traditional event sponsored by the Homewood-Flossmoor Park District.
The park itself was off limits for the event due to the torrential downpours Friday night, so staff improvised and moved the hunt to the area around the gazebo and the play equipment. Once the 10 o’clock start was signaled, the rush was on to collect the plastic colored eggs.
Before and after the egg hunt, the Easter Bunny, sitting under a rainbow, did his usual best welcoming children to have their picture taken with him.