CHICOPEE, Mass. (WWLP) - Let's face it, spring has taken a while to warm up. We're on our second spring weekend and for the first time it's actually feeling that way.
"It was a nice day," said Stephaney Preston from Chicopee.
"I love this day I wish it could go on forever," said young Bianca Franqui of Chicopee.
Enthusiasm for spring was finally in place at the Easter egg hunt in Szot park in Chicopee on Saturday.
After being stuck inside most of winter, people took the egg hunt as an opportunity to get outside, some even wearing shorts!
"It's perfect. Perfect weather for us to get out of the house finally enjoying spring," said Jerry Gilbert from Chicopee.
More than 250 children hunted for over 2000 candy filled eggs in the park, with their parents there to join in the fun.
With a spring that, so far, hasn't felt very spring-like, temperatures in the 50s couldn't have come at a better time than this Easter weekend.
Event organizers take a month to plan this Easter egg hunt in Chicopee, not long ago they were worried that snow on the ground would get in the way of this yearly tradition.
"Just looking out today- two weeks ago we were like 'are we going to have this inside' type of stuff, but the snow melted and there was no rain today... I mean the weather's huge," said Dan Woodill the Recreation Supervisor from the Chicopee Parks and Recreation department.
Thanks to the good timing of Mother Nature, the concerns for snow were unwarranted and the fashionably late arrival of spring is getting people much more optimistic for warmer months.
"It's starting to heat up now. It's not bad out. There's no snow anywhere. Hopefully we don't get another storm," said Antonio Vasquez from Chicopee.