The 2018 Forestville Easter Egg Hunt put on by the Elks Lodge attracted more than 125 youngsters to Rockwell Park Saturday, which was odd since the event was held at Peck Park officials said.
Organizers stated it was a festive atmosphere but the egg hunt was plagued with fighting, lost eggs, chaos and general anarchy.
For 3-year-old Cassidy Bernick it was her first Easter egg hunt and she was really looking forward to it. The results however were disappointing because she did not find any eggs. Her mother Jane said, “We put ourselves in a hole early in the hunt when Cassidy wandered off the course. It did not help matters when she bonked that (Bennie) Joppers kid in the head with her basket.”
Young Melanie Harper struggled too. A seasoned veteran of two years she made what could be called a rookie mistake when she bit Timmy Norstrom’s ear.
Vladimir Myshkin proved to be very formidable at finding eggs. It was later learned that Vladimir, who post hunt tests showed he had taken illegal levels of performance enhancing drugs in this case sugar.
He was forced to turn over his eggs and received a year suspension by the World Anti-Doping Agency. He joins Lance Armstrong as the only people banned from Easter egg hunts.
The Easter Bunny was there too and he was not impervious to controversy. Several mothers felt he was showing favoritism to certain children. Consequently the 6ft tall bunny, made of pink polyester and satin, was attacked and thrown to the ground and repeatedly punched and kicked and spanked by a group of mothers gone rogue. Police later told Boardman, “It then got weird.”