Easter egg hunt to go on despite Grinch's efforts to steal event prizes

Philana Aiken says the community has come together for her, donating equipment, prizes and Easter eggs so the event can still go on as planned.

News 12 Staff

Apr 6, 2022, 9:36 PM

Updated 738 days ago

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One woman hoping to get her community into the Easter spirit was stunned to find someone stole items she prepared for an egg hunt this Saturday.
Philana Aiken works out of a town-owned building called the Mott House in Coram.
When she came in on Tuesday she realized the place had been ransacked. Everything had been stolen, including camera equipment, 100 filled Easter baskets and 5,000 pre-stuffed Easter eggs.
"Just to see everything just gone, it was really shocking," Aiken says.
She says the community has come together for her, donating equipment, prizes and Easter eggs so the event can still go on as planned.
"It makes my heart full of joy to be able to give back and see the smiles on the kids' faces," Aiken says. "And not even just the kids, the parents are excited when they see Buster so I'm excited that we will still be having that going on."
The Easter Egg Hunt with Buster will take place at Granny Road Park on Saturday from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.
It is free and open to the public.
Aiken has also set up a GoFundMe page to help replace her equipment and get her business back up and running.


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