Dobbins students carry on egg hunt tradition


Neighbors | Natalie Scott.Nico Tocco (left), whose father participated in the first Easter egg hunt in Elaine Fabrizi's (right) kindergarten class, is pictured with the Easter Bunny and his teacher at the egg hunt March 28.


Neighbors | Submitted.A picture of kindergarten teacher Elaine Fabrizi's first Easter egg hunt at Dobbins Elementary School shows Dominic Tocco, whose son, Nico, is in Fabrizi's class this year.


Neighbors | Natalie Scott.Kindergarteners at Dobbins Elementary School's egg hunt had the opportunity to take pictures with the Easter Bunny March 28.


Neighbors | Natalie Scott.Madelyn Daley dressed warmly to look for eggs at the Dobbins Elementary School Easter egg hunt March 28.


Neighbors | Natalie Scott.Jocelyn Richley (front) and her brother, Nathan, participated in the Easter Egg Hunt at Dobbins Elementary School March 28.


Kindergarten students in Nick Henry’s and Elaine Fabrizi’s classes at Dobbins Elementary School participated in an Easter egg hunt March 28.

Fabrizi started the egg hunt 31 years ago and she recalled some of the moments surrounding the egg hunt throughout the years.

“The first year, I used real eggs, which was a mistake. After that, we used the plastic ones and parents donate them every year,” said Fabrizi. “We always have the Easter Bunny here, as well. I used to rent the costume every year, but after realizing how much that cost, we went to the high school and several students there made the head for us. My sister made the body so the Easter Bunny has had several outfit changes throughout the years.”

This egg hunt was special to Fabrizi for several reasons, including that the son of one of her students from the first egg hunt was her current student and participated in the egg hunt.

“It’s so great because I had Dominic Tocco that first year and it was snowing and now here we are, 31 years later and it’s snowing and I have Nico in my class,” said Fabrizi.

This will be Fabrizi’s last year putting on the Easter egg hunt, as she is retiring from her position at the end of the school year.

“This year is very bittersweet for me,” said Fabrizi. “I’m really going to miss it. I took it upon myself to make this egg hunt happen all those years ago and I have kept it going. The kids really enjoy it and seeing them having fun is the best part for me.”

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