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 ]
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Kids flock to egg hunt

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.

Skylar Antrobus, of Apalachicola, stands with her daughters, from left: ,twin 4-year-olds Nevaeh and Heaven, and Journey, 3. Not pictured is father Amarri, who was carrying the couple’s 2-month-old daughter Rhea. [ David Adlerstein | The Times ]

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.

Eastpoint’s Brenda Evans stands with her grandsons, all visiting from Jacksonville, North Carolina, where their father, David Rhodes, is a Marine stationed at Camp Lejeune. Standing in front are Ezekiel, 3, left, and Lucas, 6, and behind them are 9-year-old identical twins, David, left, and Joe. [ David Adlerstein | The Times ]

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.

Lynden Robb holds 1-year-old son Sutton, at right, together with dad Mitchell and kindergartner Hartley, at left, and Emmett, 3. [ David Adlerstein | The Times ]

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.

Michael Hicks accompanies his daughter, Skylyn, 5, at the Easter egg hunt. [ David Adlerstein | The Times ]

Every kid got a prize, with some of them winning the big stuff, like the World’s Largest Easter Basket.

Deborah Dempsey, chief of staff at the Franklin County Sheriff’s Office, hands one of the winning baskets to a lucky child. [ David Adlerstein | The Times ]
Caden Rester, 2, holds up his Easter egg-collecting dog as he gets ready for the hunt. He was accompanied by mom Leslie Register, of Eastpoint, while his dad, Lanny Rester, a deputy with corrections, was working the event. [ David Adlerstein | The Times ]
Luciana Narine, 2, daughter of Carolina Narine, examines her newly uncovered Easter egg. [ David Adlerstein | The Times ]
Lakelyn Spurlock, 7 weeks old, sleeps through the Easter egg hunt in the loving arms of mom Samantha Nunez, of Carrabelle. [ David Adlerstein | The Times ]
ABC School first grader Musa’Roi Jimmerson, seated at left, gathers his Easter eggs. [ David Adlerstein | The Times ]
The bounce house was rocking all morning long. [ David Adlerstein | The Times ]

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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.

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