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Published April 04, 2013, 12:00 AM

Easter candy

It was cold and rainy outside, but warm and lively inside the Hudson Middle School multi-purpose room and gymnasium Saturday morning, March 30.


Children make a dash for the candy at the start of one of several egg hunts in the Hudson Middle School gym Saturday morning. The children were grouped by age for what were actually candy gathering sessions. A total of about 1,000 children participated.

  • Children make a dash for the candy at the start of one of several egg hunts in the Hudson Middle School gym Saturday morning. The children were grouped by age for what were actually candy gathering sessions. A total of about 1,000 children participated.
  • Twin brothers Aaron, left, and Connor Sparling show off the candy they collected in the egg hunt for 7-year-olds. They are the sons of Jaculin and Fred Sparling of North Hudson.
  • Kevin Offner wears the “Got Jesus?” T-shirt that identified the volunteers from Christ Center Assembly of God and Harvestime Outreach churches who worked the event. Offner is a native of Hudson who now lives in Hammond. He attends Christ Center.
  • Scott Steenerson, left, of Hammond, a volunteer from Harvestime Outreach Church, spreads plastic eggs containing candy in preparation for one of the Easter egg hunts Saturday morning at Hudson Middle School.
  • Brody Hawkins has fun driving the toy car that was part of the set for the Easter Egg hunt. The 19-month-old is the son of Kathy and Matt Hawkins of Baldwin, who attend Christ Center Assembly of God in Hudson.
  • Lisa Hawkins, who together with her husband, Matt, directs the children’s programs at Christ Center Assembly of God Church, entertains the crowd of children and parents waiting to participate in an Easter egg hunt.
  • Austyn Wright, left, and Makenna Hawkins dress as bunnies for the Easter egg hunt Saturday morning at Hudson Middle School. Makenna is the daughter of Christ Center Assembly of God children’s directors Matt and Lisa Hawkins.
  • Announcer Billy Ritter, top center, observes the frenzy of candy gathering going on around him.
  • Hudson chiropractor Jay Wanken, left, visits with Pastor Mike Roeder of Christ Center Assembly of God Church.
  • Candy covers a make-believe street before the start of an Easter egg hunt.
  • Eager candy gatherers come streaming into the Hudson Middle School gym.