Crowds descend for egg hunt

Easter Egg Hunt, Daventry Country Park.'Demi Mansell ( 4 ), Logan Mansell ( 3 ) & Tyler Cremosell ( 3 )
Easter Egg Hunt, Daventry Country Park.'Demi Mansell ( 4 ), Logan Mansell ( 3 ) & Tyler Cremosell ( 3 )
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SCORES of children hunted down hundreds of eggs at the town’s annual Easter Egg hunt.

The event was held on Easter Sunday at Daventry Country Park.

It was was organised by the Friends of Daventry Country Park and Daventry District Council, with the eggs donated by Daventry Town Council.

This year marked the 15th anniversary of the egg hunt which was launched in 1997, only being delayed once in 2001 due to the foot and mouth outbreak.

More than 100 children, plus parents, went along in the morning to join in the two hunts, divided by age.

There was also a bonnet contest judged by the Deputy Mayor of Daventry Ron Fox and Daventry Express editor Matt Cornish.

Mr Cornish said: “It was nice to see so many children had put real effort into creating their bonnets.

“It was hard to pick a winner, but my fellow judge and I eventually came to a decision.”

DDC’s customer services manager Katie Jones said: “Despite the weather it was a great free family day out and we were delighted that well over 100 children and their families came along to take part.

“The rain held off for the Easter egg hunt and this year’s bonnet competition received more entries than ever before.

“All the children were very excited and all went home with some Easter chocolate.

“Our thanks to everyone who supported the event, especially the Town Council and Friends of Daventry Country Park and to everyone who turned up to join in the fun.”