Farmingdale residents celebrated Easter early this year at the annual Village Easter Egg Hunt on April 9. Hundreds of children of all ages, and even a few dogs, took over the Village Green on Main Street in honor of the spring celebration.
The event was sponsored by the and the Easter eggs were donated by Dr. Russel Lamboy from in Farmingdale.
Sue Brase, a Farmingdale resident for more than 20 years, said she always attends Village events. "It's fun for the kids. We always go the Halloween events and especially the parades," Brase said.
Sarah, a fairly new resident to Farmingdale, brought her three children Zachary, 5, Caleb, 4 and Anna 1, to the egg hunt. "It's our first time," she said, adding the family learned about the event through their children's local schools. "But we always love walking through the Village together and we try to attend these events if we are around."
But candy and pictures with the Easter Bunny isn't the sole purpose of this event, boosting the local economy is what the Farmingdale Chamber of Commerce hopes will result from their sponsorship.
"It's purpose is to spur business in the downtown district. Each year the event draws hundreds of children and their parents to the Village Green," said Farmingdale Chamber of Commerce President Debbie Podolski.
"We will be back next year," said second-grader Nicholas Brase.