Lockport Union-Sun & Journal — Happy Easter week to all of you. I hope you get to spend quality time with friends and family.
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I’m sure we will all indulge in a little candy to celebrate the holiday (I’ve already been into the Peeps), so here are some fun trivia facts about the sweeter side of Easter. The first chocolate eggs were made in Europe in the early 19th century and remain among the most popular treats associated with Easter. On Easter, 76 percent of people bite off the chocolate bunny ears first, while five percent bite the feet first and four percent eat the tail first. Ninety million chocolate bunnies are made for Easter each year. Each day, five million marshmallow chicks and bunnies are produced in preparation for Easter. Sixteen billion jelly beans are made for Easter (that’s enough to completely fill an 89 feet high and 60 feet wide plastic Easter egg, about the height of a nine-story office building). According to the Guinness Book of World Records, the largest Easter egg ever made was just over 25-foot high and made of chocolate and marshmallow. The egg weighed 8,968 pounds and was supported by an internal steel frame. The world’s largest jar of jelly beans weighed 6,050 pounds.
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The Newfane Lions has announced the winners of the Easter Egg Hunt. In the 2- to 3-year age group, winners were Nyx Verheyn, first; Kiley Hagagi, second and Liam Henderson, third. Ages 4- to 5-years, Emelia Thibault, first; Judson Heck, second and Tyler Tracz, third. Ages 6- to 8-years, Joshua Snyder, first, Ava Gerstung; second and Blake Kijanka, third. Ages 9- to 10-years, Alden Gibson, first; Aidan Myers, second and Nathaniel Sauls, third. The Lions would like to thank to all who participated and donated to this year’s egg hunt.
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Spring Story Hour for preschoolers will be held at Newfane Free Library at 9:30 a.m. Fridays until May 9.