Sompting Big Local held an Easter-egg hunt on Saturday at the Halewick Park in North Sompting.
The group also used to event to as an opportunity to chat with residents about how they would like to spend the £1million Big Lottery grant coming to the village.
More than 40 children from 26 families scrabbled around in the grass looking for the painted wooden Easter eggs hidden among the daises.
These were then swapped for chocolate eggs handed out by new co-ordinator Jacqui Matten.
Jacqui said: “It was great to meet the families in such an informal occasion.
“I am looking forward to meeting many more of them. We will have a look at the dreams that the residents would like to see and add them to our growing list.”
The Easter Bunny was on hand and called upon to help with the search.
Play Mosaic attended to give the little ones something new to play with while their older siblings were out hunting for Easter eggs.
Boundstone Children and Family Centre was also in attendance to meet with parents of the very young.
The wooden Easter eggs were made by Men-In-Sheds based in Worthing.
Trevor Crowter, co-chairman of Sompting’s Big Local partnership said: “Residents in Sompting are now talking, and they are talking about Sompting, that’s got to be good.”
For more information on the Sompting Big Local, contact Trevor Crowter on 07500 928964, visit the website www.biglocalsompting.org.uk or the Facebook page www.facebook.com/biglocalsompting