POSTED: Wednesday, March 30, 2011 - 5:18pm
UPDATED: Wednesday, March 30, 2011 - 6:51pm
A Northeast Ohio community is taking the "Easter" out of the egg hunt.
As the White House prepares for its annual Easter Egg Roll -- a tradition dating back to 1878 -- some in the community of Munson Township are asking if it's okay in Washington, how could the word "Easter" offend someone in this small rural community?
Still, township trustees are opting to call this year's Easter weekend event "The Spring Egg Hunt."
Dance choreographer Matt Martsolf works with kids every day and has a few of his own.
When the adults are stressed, so are the children.
His opinion about what to call this year's egg hunt is shared with dance clients.
"Stop the headache. Just let the kids have their day," Martsolf said.
"It's traditionally been called an Easter egg hunt for years and years and people are little bit too touchy," client Michelle Nelson said.
Munson homebuilder Enzo Perfetto is putting up the $600 to put the sponsorship in private hands and the Easter back in the egg hunt.
The decision to have the egg hunt privately sponsored is under review by the county prosecutor.
Perfetto says township trustees have already agreed to calling the event an Easter egg hunt as long as taxpayers aren't footing the bill.