Easter egg hunt at Lyons Park a success

A little rain didn’t keep the Easter Bunny from making an appearance at Lyons Park, as dozens of families enjoyed activities, which included face painting, a bounce house and an Easter egg hunt.

The Well Church and its pastor Scott Kearney hosted the day’s events.

“We put an event like this out so we can just love our city,” said Kearney. “And build some friendships and see where it goes.”

Some 1,300 people pre-registered for the event.

“This is a great turnout,” noted Kearney.

Featured exhibitors for the hunt included the Arlington Street Activity Center, whose mission is to develop and provide links between schools and business leaders and the community at-large; and Lil’ Iguana, a New Hampshire non-profit children’s safety foundation that teaches proactive and preventative messages.

Executive Director at Lil’ Iguana Jim Tomaszewski noted the importance of taking part in the day and explained the organization’s mission.

“We’re the only comprehensive program that teaches children in a fun, non-threating way,” he said.

Tomaszewski said excitement is also mounting as Lil’ Iguana announces original programming which will air this summer.

“This June, we release our first animated pilot, written by Jeffrey Scott, who wrote ‘Dragon Tales’,” he said. “And in July, it goes to 1800 broadcasters and we’ll be worldwide. We can’t wait.”

As his family waited to get a picture with the star of the day – a certain bunny – Michael Hooden of Lowell remarked, “My kids are having a blast. They were really looking forward to this. I’m glad the weather held out.”