Children at the Franklin County Sheriff’s Office’s Easter egg hunt make a dash for the eggs Saturday morning. In addition to prizes, the hunt included a bounce house, food and a chance to visit with the Easter bunny. [ David Adlerstein | The Times ]
It featured more than 3,500 plastic eggs, with goodies inside, and 500 real eggs, and the children made sure they hunted all of them down at the Franklin County Sheriff’s Office’s annual Easter egg hunt.
Held on a field adjacent to the sheriff’s office on Highway 65, the Saturday hunt began at 11 a.m. Members of the Highland Park Community Church of Apalachicola greeted attendees by handing out pamphlets and bookmarks about the Easter holiday.
The kids signed up for their raffle tickets, and then lined up behind the hunting fields, each carefully marked off by age brackets so the little ones didn’t have to contend with the older ones barrelling them down.
Sheriff A.J. Smith was there, along with the Easter bunny, as well as a bounce house and lots of food and music for the families to enjoy.
Every kid got a prize, with some of them winning the big stuff, like the World’s Largest Easter Basket.
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Meet the Editor
David Adlerstein, The Apalachicola Times’ digital editor, started with the news outlet in January 2002 as a reporter.
Prior to then, David Adlerstein began as a newspaperman with a small Boston weekly, after graduating magna cum laude from Brandeis University in Waltham, Massachusetts. He later edited the weekly Bellville Times, and as business reporter for the daily Marion Star, both not far from his hometown of Columbus, Ohio.
In 1995, he moved to South Florida, and worked as a business reporter and editor of Medical Business newspaper. In Jan. 2002, he began with the Apalachicola Times, first as reporter and later as editor, and in Oct. 2020, also began editing the Port St. Joe Star.