Easter Egg Hunt: Thank you!

We had such a great time throwing the first Silver Spring Easter Egg Hunt and hope to make it an annual tradition. There were countless people who made this event happen, and it’s important that we recognize those organizations and individuals.

First and foremost, we would like to thank the 32 Silver Spring businesses that donated the gift cards for the event: Pacci’s Pizzeria, Dale Music Co, Think Outside the Store, School of Rock, Zed’s Cafe, Ikko Sushi, Flippin Pizza, Fenwick Beer & Wine, Tastee Diner, Firestation 1, Copper Canyon Grill, Metamorphosis, Fenton Street Market, Pennyworth Thrift, Alliance Comics, Pete’s Apizza, Joe’s Record Shop, The Record Exchange, Velati’s, La Madeleine, FronZenYo, Footlights, Color Me Mine, The Paw Stop, Scion, La Malinche, Abbyssinia, Kefa Cafe, Thai Derm, Charm Thai, Kaldi’s.

Meagan Healy, Joanna Payoyo, David Lemen, and Jay Payne all provided the amazing artwork that was featured on the paper eggs. We hope everyone got an opportunity to learn about some great Silver Spring artists.

Montgomery Preservation owns and manages the B&O Railroad Station. Not only did they provide an amazing space in this historic building, but their all-volunteer staff helped immensely in all aspects of the event, from managing the children’s station, providing tours of the facility, providing supplies, as well as showing off some great dance moves on the dance floor.

Pyramid Atlantic was very generous with their donations of memberships and prints.

Puja Santiani provided wonderful chocolates as special prizes for our silver eggs and Social Media hashtaggers, #SilverSpringEggHunt.

School of Rock‘s house band melted everyone’s faces. Thank you to studio manager, Forrest Hainline IV, as well as the entire lineup, Anya (vocals), Peter (guitar), Kjell (guitar), Nico (bass), and Sammy (drums).

Silver Spring vlogger and DJ, Paul Roth, provided outstanding lindy hop music.

DJ Amen Ra finished out the day with great family friendly jams.

The amazing sammiches were provided by Neat Meat food truck.

President of the Silver Spring Historical Society, Jerry McCoy originally recommended using the B&O Railroad Station and introduced us to Montgomery Preservation.

Jaffar Habib was an amazing Easter Bunny (don’t tell the children). We could not have asked for a better Eater Bunny. He was enthusiastic and absolutely amazing with the kids.

Silver Spring Inc photographer, owner of JH Photography and all around Silver Spring photographic hustler, Jonna Huseman, provided the pictures. You’re going to see a follow up picture gallery of her phenomenal photography later this week.

Elvis clone, suave crooner, and film expert Robert Andreoli III teamed up with loving father and project managing genius, Reid Miller, to capture the events on video. You’ll see their Oscar worthy video in the next few weeks.

Fenton Street Market/Indie Bridal Party proprietor, Megan Moriarty was crucial throughout the entire event, from beginning to end. She helped with just about everything, from cutting Easter eggs, to making important introductions, to promotion.

Just Up the Pike author, native Silver Springer, and urban planning Che Guevara, Dan Reed, came through in a pinch to help provide instructions, promote, and give critical moral support.

Silver Spring community organizer and master of the sharing economy, Mary Murphy, was another crucial person who helped from beginning to end.

Michael Moriarty, all around great guy, risked his beautiful hand-model-worthy hands cutting out Easter eggs. He also mastered the four page cut.

Regional district Director, Silver Spring hero and mayor, Reemberto Rodriguez, provided critical advice, support, and promotion.

The Urban District red shirts were huge in keeping everyone safe.

New Buddhahun came through in the clutch to get much needed supplies midway through the event.

Nate Fisher and Christy Batta provided super support, and also a lot of great insight into the event, how it went well and how it went wrong.

Elliot Powell is an ill film maker, and also gave us the referral for Jaffar.

Thank you also to everyone who supported, promoted, and attended the event. We wish we could name all of you.

Pete Tan
A DC Native, people say I'm rude and abrasive; I say I'm passionate. I've been working in marketing since 2005. My brothers and I paid Geppi's rent through the 80s and 90s. My relief at an indoor wavepool never materializing in Silver Spring is balanced by my disappointment that City Place has dozens of shuttered storefronts. I love what you've done with your hair.

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