by Kevin G. Gilbert / staff photographer
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BOONSBORO - As they watched children forage for the rest of the candy in Shafer Memorial Park on Sunday, the sponsors of the annual Easter egg hunt reminisced about their own egg-hunting days.
"He knocked me over and took my basket and everything," said Tim Rand, pointing to Harold Miller, who was 7 at the time.
Now 56, Miller is the treasurer of the Boonsboro American Legion, which has put on the event since 1992.
About a dozen volunteers hid the eggs and candy and set up for the hunt, Miller said.
"It's just something for the kids," said Maynard Gigeous, commander of the post.
The Easter egg hunt has taken several forms over the years, but it is a tradition with deep roots.
The American Legion took over sponsorship from the Antietam Jaycees, which had revived it in the late 1970s after a 15-year hiatus.