L.I. Angels’ huge Easter Egg hunt returns, drive-thru style, to E. Patchogue


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The big annual easter egg hunt brought to you from the Angels of Long Island is returning to East Patchogue on Sunday, March 28.

And they’re bringing the entire gang from Paw Patrol to entertain the kiddies.

What’s being billed as the Angels’ first-ever Drive Thru Eggstravaganza Fundraiser happens from 1 to 4 p.m. at the Hagerman Fire District property. The district is also co-sponsoring the event.

“There’s a lot of East events that aren’t happening because of the pandemic,” said Debbie Loesch, who co-founded the Angels of Long Island with her daughter, Brittany, in Bellport in 2015. “We’re hoping this could be very memorable experience for these little kids, before they’re too old to enjoy Easter like this.”

The program for March 28 is simple, cars wil line up on Oakdale Avenue off North Dunton Avenue, then make their way through the FD’s track.

The kids remain in their cars, greeted by Dora the Explorer Scooby Doo, Disney and Sesame Street characters, with their baskets in the open trunk.

There are 25 spots along the way, where volunteers drop goodies.

“Each stop they’ll get more Easter treats,” she said.

The Paw Patrol crew will be on hand from 2 to 4 p.m.. It’s $20 per car load, whether it’s one child or several packed in.

The entire island is invited.

Raffle tickets will be available. Participants are asked to bring non-perishable food items, or bags of NYS deposit-eligible cans or bottles for donations.

With their slate of annual fundraisers cancelled last year, the group is banking on this first fundraiser since 2019 for needed help.

a bit about Angels of Long Island

Whether a local family has fled a house fire, or a domestic violence situation, they can turn to Angels of Island for help.

But as the Angels emphasize, “It’s a hand up, not a hand out.” Indeed, most recipients do get back on their feet, then later volunteer or donate for others.

But anyone on Long Island can help. Shopping at the Angels of Long Island thrift shop in Patchogue is one way. Tap below to learn more.

The Hagerman property is located at 510 Oakdale Avenue E. Patchogue.