A local Easter tradition will be held in honor of a Binghamton High School student who tragically lost their life.
The Children’s Charity of Greater Binghamton will be hosting its 7th annual Easter Egg Hunt this Saturday at Rec Park in Binghamton from 10 am to noon.
The event has been dedicated in memory to Harper Stantz who was killed last month walking home from the park.
Children’s Charity Secretary Katie Carpenter says they had 25,000 eggs initially and had an additional $5,000 donated to the event after announcing the dedication to Stantz.
She says hopefully it can help create some good out of a terrible tragedy. “We just decided it was a natural step to take to dedicate this in memory of her. It really represents her it’s a fun happy event and that was the person that she was. So with Marty and Patty’s blessing, we dedicated it in memory of her.”
Carpenter says they anticipate 1,500 to 2,000 kids to take part in the event.
The Easter Bunny will be on hand for pictures and DJ Louie G will be providing music.
The Carousel will also be open and food and drinks will be provided courtesy of Mirabito.
The event is free and open to the entire community.