It was another hoppin’ great time for Brooklynites.
Nearly 80 kids and their families showed up at Our Lady of Grace (OLG), 385 Avenue W, to celebrate the holiday a bit early as the church hosted its annual Easter Fair, the highlight of which was the annual Easter Egg Hunt.
“It went well despite being windy,” said one of the organizers of the event Mary Ann De Luca. “Everybody had a great time. It’s good for the community.”
In addition, police officers from the 61st Precinct and firefighters were on hand, De Luca said. “The fire department sent two trucks,” she recalled. “When one fire truck left, the other one came for the kids to see the firemen. I try to make it more than just the egg hunt and vendors.”
In addition, there was an appearance by the Easter bunny, food for sale and a flea market, which, said De Luca, “Was new this year.”
State Senator Marty Golden was also in attendance to present a certificate to OLG.
For De Luca, the long tradition is meaningful.
“I’ve been doing it since 2001,” she said. “Kids look forward to it. I take the pictures right then and there, and they get it the same day because people are not necessarily from the neighborhood. We have people come from all over. One woman came from Staten Island.”
The culinary offering included barbecue from Ray Silvery and Randy Langschultz, and a Hispanic food table, said De Luca, plus outdoor eating areas where attendees could sit down and enjoy the food.