The Great Egg Hunt

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The Great Egg Hunt 2017


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The Great Egg Hunt 2016

Thanks to the following businesses who generously donated to the hunt.
Country Bank
Barbara and Tom Denesowicz of Dunkin Donuts (Northbridge)
Millennium Power
Anastaci Insurance
Hyde Tools
Dexter Russell
Charlton Furniture
Cormier’s Jewelers
BJ’s Wholesale Club
Diversified Signs
Osterman Propane
Big Y/Southbridge
McDonalds/ Charlton
Big Bunny
Dudley Park n Shop
Special Thanks to 96.1 Heart Media
Also a special thanks to all who volunteered to make this event happen, 
from boiling the 6,000 eggs, decorating and hiding them, parking, concessions, gate, face painting,
and the list goes on! I would love to list everyone, but the list is huge. THANK YOU! IMG_0532IMG_0539IMG_0538IMG_0540IMG_0542IMG_0543 (1)IMG_0537


Pictures taken by Paulette Montville


WPI Volunteers

Volunteers from WPI Alpha Gamma Delta Sorority
with Jake the Lion from the Worcester Braveheart’s baseball team!

Grand Priza Winner Melanie 2016

Grand Prize Winner 9 year old Melanie Noonan and mom Amber from Oxford.


Reserved Grand Prize Winner 3 year old Kamryn Howard with mom
Elise from Charlton.


Jr. Grand Prize Winner, 10 month old Jaziah, with mom Gabriel and
Aunt Crystal from Southbridge.


Hank Giles, our dedicated “Egg Master” who
makes sure the trails are all stocked!! He has been
doing this exhausting job for years!


Egg Hunt Bunny taking a rest in the prize room!


Families out looking for prize eggs on the trails
that run through the 86 acres of sanctuary land.


Deborah running the awesome sanctuary gift shop.


Families enjoying food down at the Nature Niche.


Egg Hunt Bunny posing on the Bunny Trail with
a young egg hunter!


Check out the fancy face painting!


Egg Hunt Bunny having fun with young egg hunter!


Our Egg Hunt host, 96.1 SRS. Thank you so much for
partnering with us!


Dedicated Volunteers…we couldn’t do it without you!


Claire Frederick getting ready to face paint!

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Families having fun…Jake the Lion having fun too.


Jake the Lion (Braveheart’s Baseball Team Mascot), Tony from 96.1 SRS iHeart and the Capen Hill
Egg Hunt Bunny. Jake, you are really tall!


Awesome picture!


Thanks to the chefs( Autumn Hines, Brian McDuffie, Mike McDuffie and Amanda Montville ).  A special thanks to Amanda Montville (our Servsafe staff).



Our talented face painters, Danielle Mellen, Claire Frederick, Alexandra Eastland and Susan Eastland. 


Katie Mellen manning the Capen Hill Booth!


Jim Stearns and Viridian Solar.


Thanks to the scouts Pack 165 who hid eggs all day and managed the parking.


Beautiful day…No snow!!


Jake the Lion and Executive Director Barb Frederick.



The Great Egg Hunt 2015

Pictures taken by Paulette Montville


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Grand Prize Winner!                                         Jr. Grand Prize Winner!

Liam (2) from Sturbridge , MA                      Hannah (2) from Warren, MA                
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The Great Egg Hunt 2014

Pictures taken by Paulette Montville

Country Bank helping out at Raffle!

Country Bank Volunteers and Buck!

Grand Prize Winner Madison from Charlton

Thousands of eggs. ( A lot of work from volunteers!)

Little Pirate courtesy of our amazing face painters!

The Cooks: Amanda Montville (ServSafe Certified) and The McDuffies.

Prize Tables!

Bill Feige and Ray McDuffie (Amazing Volunteers and Board Members)!

Volunteers working at the gate.

Spider Man!

Claire Frederick face painting Alexandra Eastland!

Hank Giles fondly known as the Egg Master!

Egg Hunt Bunny admiring the baskets!

Scout Egg Hiders

Sanctuary Director Barb Frederick

Country Bank concession volunteers!

Checking out Skittles and Astraya, the guinea pigs!

Families having fun looking for eggs. Check out the Bunny Trail!

Wow, I found a prize egg!!

Checkin out the Lola Family


Beautiful Egg Hunt Day 2014 (at Nature Niche and Antique Barn)

Boys with their treasured eggs!

Wonderful family day!

Egg Hunt for all ages!

Looking for eggs or frogs in the pond.

Little Bunny

Special Bunny Eggs

Buck from Country Bank

Bee Hive Prize Headquarters!

Volunteer selling baskets!

hopping chicken

The Great Egg Hunt


Grand Prize Winner

7 year old Jack Ricciuti

Parents- Patty and Chris

Have been coming to the Egg Hunt since 2006!

Jr.Prize Winner

Jr. Grand Prize Winner

Janice Handlin (2) and Carol McGuiness

Great Egg Hunt 2012

Grand Prize Winner: Jeremy Mrotek (2)

with sisters Jocelyn (5) and Alexandra (8)

Bunny Trail Jr. Grand Prize Winner

Michael King (2) on right holding prize egg which told him he won the jr.grand prize (giant bunny)!

Sarah Lehman face was painted by Claire Frederick.

Thank You Country Bank!!

Thank You Charlton Pack 165!

Thank You Candy Hop!

Great to see Juanita Longwell, Sanctuary Director for 25 years!

Prize Helpers!!

Sanctuary Director Barb Frederick with Member of the Board Michelle Roy.

So many Shepherd Hill Regional High School NHS students came to decorate for community service hours that they overflowed into the hallway!! Thanks for all your help!!