PIKE TWP. - The Easter eggs didn't last long at the Rome VFW Post 6824 Sunday afternoon.

Drawn out by the warm, summer-like weather, kids swamped the lawn of the VFW to snatch up the eggs, filled with treats.

The eggs created a dash of color on the lawn.

And the kids made a dash themselves, as they scurried to pick them up.

"This is really good," said one of the organizers, Anne Eastabrook. She estimated that 150 adults and children showed up.

She said it was a good turnout, and they had to put up more tables inside to accommodate everyone.

At last year's event, she said, it was very cold and rainy.

"We were not planning on this," said another organizer, Cheri King, commenting on the big turnout.

Children could make crafts and visit with the Easter Bunny. And there were lots of prizes, according to age group.

Cassandra Woodburn brought Marcelo Ramires, 2, of LeRaysville.

She said he was "super excited" and did a "wonderful" job hunting all the eggs.

"He loves it."

Cathy Rose of LeRaysville attended with granddaughter Jocelyn Traver, 7, of Friendsville, who made an egg craft.

"She did a great job."

Eric Hrin can be reached at (570) 297-5251; or email: reviewtroy@thedailyreview.com.