NORWAY – Norway celebrated the arrival of spring at a newly expanded Norway Easter Festival, co-hosted by Norway Downtown Revitalization, the Norway Library, Norway Recreation Department, Norway Business Association and Healthy Oxford Hills, on March 26.

Families had healthy treats at the library with Samantha the Skunk from Healthy Oxford Hills, made crafts with library volunteers and staff and took part in a Main Street Easter Egg Hunt that allowed parents a chance to check out the local shops.

Winners of the Easter Egg Hunt received free eggs from Hannaford and Wal-Mart. At the Norway Fire Station, children visited with the Easter Bunny, won cupcakes in a cakewalk and tried their luck at spoon-and-egg races.

Local businesses competed in an egg-decorating contest. Goin’ Postal, Petal Pushers, Weston-Chandler Funeral Home, Norway Savings Bank, Western Auto, Key Bank, Christian Science Reading Room, Hillside Cottages and New Balance each decorated a three-foot wooden egg with the design of their choice.

The eggs were displayed on the library lawn, then moved to the windows of the Oddfellows building on Main Street. NDR’s Promotions Committee judged the eggs and chose New Balance as the winner. As a prize, New Balance received $50 to donate to the charity of their choice.

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