More than 600 visited my neighborhood yesterday for the first annual Silver Spring Easter Egg Hunt, hosted by Silver Spring Incorporated. Designed to bring the community together, the event featured work from four area artists, provided a platform for young musicians, and encouraged guests to visit 34 local businesses.
“Silver Spring is at a phenomenal place right now. We've got incredible residents who are spurring entrepreneurship and creativity. That offers a lot of potential for holding interesting events within the community,” said Pete Tan, co-founder of Silver Spring Inc. “A ctiy-wide Easter egg hunt is a great way to provide people of all ages a fun, engaging activity that connects local artists, businesses and residents of Silver Spring."
Kids had the opportunity to find thousands of tiny, plastic eggs filled with candy and other goodies, while adults searched for paper eggs that contained gift cards to area shops.
Wining and dining while exploring the neighborhood was a fabulous way to spend an afternoon. I just hope the sunny weather is an indicator of good things to come.