Eggquarters is Here!
Over 70 People Attend Sip and Stuff for Upcoming Washingtonville Egg Hunt
By Eugenia Moskowitz
Over 70 people from the Washingtonville area attended a massive egg stuffing event at Betty’s Country Kitchen on Mar. 21 in preparation for the village’s third annual Wabbitville Easter Egg Hunt and Bonnet Parade coming on April 6 to Vern Allen Park.
A creation of the Washingtonville Events Committee, the springtime festival Wabbitville draws thousands from the Hudson Valley and beyond, as do all of the committee’s seasonal festivals. This year, the goal, committee members said, is to stuff 20,000 eggs, and over 5,000 were stuffed on this evening alone as people sipped and enjoyed friends, family, and light hors d’oeuvres provided by the Eggmeister (a.k.a. Kevin Radday) at his restaurant, which is affectionately renamed “Eggquarters” for the duration of the pre-festivity activities. The events committee is run by six local women who together have brilliant ideas, organizational ability, and the promotional know-how to make their events consistently successful. They also put in a lot of work and have support from community members. “They just seem to have a magic touch to make these events great,” one egg-stuffer said.
As for the Eggmeister? “Look at all these people!” he exclaimed, amazed, as more and more residents flooded Eggquarters, filling the restaurant’s two dining rooms and spilling over into the breakfast nook, sunroom, and even upstairs. “Unbelievable! This is exactly what our town is about!”
CAPTION 1: The huge egg-stuffing event held at Betty’s Country Kitchen (a.k.a. Eggquarters) in preparation for the annual Wabbitville Easter Egg Hunt was an event in and of itself, with over 70 people attending. (Photos by Eugenia Moskowitz)
CAPTION 2: Washingtonville Events Committee members Denni Lozza (center) and Maaike Wiegman-Leavey (right) stuffed eggs alongside some kids who got in on the fun — and didn’t eat any of the candy, they claimed.