Hopping into Easter with a Special Egg Hunt

PLAINS TOWNSHIP, LUZERNE COUNTY (WBRE/WYOU) Hundreds of local special needs children got a terrific treat Wednesday. They took part in an Easter egg hunt inside Mohegan Sun Pocono.

600 kids accompanied by parents or caregivers got to pick-up the easy-to- find eggs that each contained a treat.

They also posed for photos with the Easter bunny. The Easter egg hunt is the work of "Brighter Journeys" -- a Luzerne County-based organization dedicated to helping kids with special needs.

Lisa Urbanski, it the founder and president, Brighter Journeys she told Eyewitness News "You're humbled to be able to help these children. Instead of going to a typical Easter egg hunt, they can come here and take their time and enjoy themselves."

 "It's just something that we can do together that we're kind of all in the same boat." added Holly Smith, a mom who attended with her daughter.

Besides the Easter egg hunt, vendors were there to help connect parents with helpful resources for special needs children.  Brighter Journeys Website

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