Children’s Easter egg hunt nixed because of unruly parents

    A volunteer fire company in Montgomery County said it has canceled this year’s Easter egg hunt for children because of “unruly” parents in past years.

    The Norco Fire Company in North Coventry Township said on its Facebook page the annual children’s event won’t be held this year.

    Deputy Chief Chuck Hipple said there has been a recurring problem of some parents running onto the field despite having been told not to and posing a danger to children. He said it’s not the majority of people but a few people “just can’t seem to let the kids have fun.”

    Officials said they hope to try again later to hold the event in the township near Pottstown, 40 miles (64 kilometers) northwest of Philadelphia.

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