EASTER EGG HUNT FIVE DAYS LATE.
REHOBOTH EGG HUNT FIVE DAYS LATE
The Annual Easter Egg Hunt at Rehoboth was postponed last week at Easter because of bad weather. It was this morning, April 4, 1959, amid a few rain showers which fell just before the hunt began. There were almost 150 youngsters, aged 21 months to 12 years old, all of which, went rooting in the wet beach sand.
Mayor Clarence Lynch, City Manager, McWilliams, and Police Chief, Bill Marvel and staff supervised the crown of small fry. Town Commissioner, William F. P. Shain kept score of the prize winners.
Douglas Wardrup, age 9, found the 'Gold ' Egg for the top prize of $3.
Steve Wright, age 12, brought in 22 eggs,
Mary Lou Demille, of the McWilliams family, had the largest number found by a girl.
The youngest boy was Ronnie Steel, Rehoboth,
The youngest girl was 3-year-old Gil Goodwin. All children received gifts, candy, favor from Rehoboth Merchants.
Harold Joseph, Rehoboth Maintenance Department, supervised the hiding of the eggs with the help of the Rehoboth School Boys Fraternity.
Abstract: Wilmington Morning News, April 5, 1959