The New Providence Lions will be hosting their 54th annual Easter Egg Hunt on Saturday, April 1, 2023, at Oakwood Park in New Providence. The hunt is open to all New Providence Pre-School, Kindergarten, First and Second Graders.

According to New Providence Lions Club President Gary Kapner, “For over half a century, the Easter Egg Hunt has been a joyous tradition for the New Providence Lions Club.  Our traditional Easter Egg Hunt celebration at Oakwood Park, which we have organized since 1969, is a great opportunity for families to meet each other and to mingle with our great group of first responders and educators, who bring their equipment to entertain the kids. It is truly a piece of Americana and New Providence history that we feel blessed to give to our community. We’re all looking forward to having a good time with the children and their families.”

The Hunt will take place Rain or Shine, with festivities beginning at 9:00 AM near Oakwood Park’s Picnic area, accessed from Woodbine Circle and Roessner Place. At that time, Lions volunteers will be handing out balloons and pencils to the kids, and New Providence EMS and Fire and Police Departments will be on hand with their vehicles for viewing, dressed in their Superhero costumes to pose with children and their families. Teachers from Allen W. Roberts, Salt Brook and Our Lady of Peace Schools will also be there to greet the children and their families. The Easter Bunny will arrive at 9:15 AM to greet the families as a prelude to the actual Easter Egg Hunt, which will begin at 9:30 AM sharp! There will be thousands of colored eggs to be found.The children who find the special Gold and Silver eggs will receive large chocolate bunnies as special prizes. The event is free, though donations are gratefully accepted and used to fund other services and scholarships to the New Providence community.

Families should plan on arriving at least 15 minutes before the 9:30 AM start of the Hunt, and later arrivals may have to park curbside on nearby streets. The Lions ask that parents be courteous and respectful to residents near the Roessner Place entrance to the park, and consider carpooling with friends.

Please Help the Lions feed the Hungry! As in recent years, the Lions will be conducting a food drive to support local families in need. Attendees are asked to bring a can or box of non-perishable food, which the Lions will collect and donate to the Old Lady of Peace R. C. Church Food Pantry.

Bring your baskets to Oakwood Park and join the New Providence Lions Club on April 1st at the Easter Egg Hunt!

The New Providence Lions Club donates back to the community every dollar it collects. Being a Lion empowers you to help others in a way that no one person could alone. The Lions are dedicated to helping others. For more information please email  

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