Even the Easter Bunny needs helpers.
About two dozen of them gathered at the Le Roy Moose Family Center on Saturday morning, to prepare for the upcoming community Easter Egg Hunt.
The free event draws hundreds of children every year. But before the hunting, comes the stuffing.
And so about 6,600 multicolored plastic eggs were filled with candy on Saturday.
The roster of helpers once again included Marlene McMahon — who has participated every Easter season for 20 years — as well as representatives of the Moose, Le Roy Business Council, Knights of Columbus, American Legion and Rotary Club of Le Roy; and students from Le Roy and Notre Dame high schools.
Oatka Fish and Game Club and Northwoods Sportsman Club helped pay for candy. Nearly 20,000 pieces were placed in the eggs.
The Easter Egg Hunt is scheduled for 1 p.m. March 26 and will include an appearance by the Easter Bunny, hot dogs, prizes and more. The event is for children 12 and under, who are divided by age group.
There is no charge. Everything — from eggs and candy, to food and labor — is provided by volunteers.
“They make it happen,” said Bob Bennett, president of the Business Council, which coordinates the event.
Marlene McMahon has helped prepare for Le Roy's Easter Egg Hunt ever year for 20 years.