Residents of the 1700 block of Wesley Avenue in Evanston took part in a neighborhood tradition today — an Easter egg hunt.

Organized by long-time residents Don and Jane Colleton, the annual event features hundreds of eggs, and dozens of children to seek them out.

Some of the eggs were easy to see, others harder to find as kids scrambled through front yards on the west side of the block in search of their candy prizes.

This year Don Colleton — who will tell anybody who asks that he lives on the greatest block in the world — even had signs produced with that slogan.

Don Colleton, center facing camera, supervising the event.

Some youngsters managed to fill their baskets with eggs, others may have come up a bit short.

But as the event ended, it was time to open those plastic eggs and see what treats could be found inside.

Bill Smith is the editor and publisher of Evanston Now.

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