Revisiting past Easters
Some of our favorite spring pictures for Capital Region Scrapbook feature young people on the lookout for hidden Easter eggs — and in churches for Easter prayers and hymns.
Posted on April 14, 2014.
Cindy Herodes of Schoharie is awed by eggs at the Mary Beatrice Memorial Library during the spring of 1966. Easter fell on April 10 that year.
Youngsters begin the 1999 Easter Week with Palm Sunday prayers at the Broadway United Methodist Church in Schenectady.
Brenda Taylor of Schenectady shows off the gold egg she found during the 1966 Easter egg hunt in Central Park. Taylor, who competed in the 9-to-11 age bracket, earned a wood-burning set for her quick feet and fast eyes.
About 1,800 children and adults pack the woods in Central Park on April 11, 1968, searching for Easter candy and prize eggs.
Bianca Mascitelli, 6, right, and Alexandria Tommasone, 9, both of Rotterdam, gesture as they sing a song during Easter Sunday Mass at Our Lady of the Assumption Church on April 11, 2004.
Arianna Rivera, 5, of Rotterdam lights a memorial candle after Easter Sunday Mass on April 11, 2004, at Our Lady of the Assumption Church.
Bob Barkley, 6, and Susan Schaninger, 5 (sitting in center) happily hold prizes won during the 1965 Easter egg hunt in Schenectady’s Central Park. H.C. Hamlin, left, then city superintendent of recreation, and Phil White, assistant manager of J.M. Fields department store (which supplied the gifts), help the kids celebrate.