An annual community event for children 10 and under ups the egg-hunt ante as large groups of children will scramble for chocolate eggs and other treats at Willingdon Beach Saturday morning. Egg hunts are divided by age groups starting at noon for special needs children and their parents. "We would love to have the community come out and celebrate Easter". There are two meals, one beginning at 9:30 a.m. and the other at 11:30 a.m. Tickets are $75 for guests, $50 for Selby Garden members, $25 for children ages 4-11, and free for children under 3.
Local businesses will be at the event to pass out candy and providing childrens games in the park.
Children can get their photos made with the Easter Bunny and receive a free print while you wait. All proceeds raised will help needy families in the community.
On Saturday, Reiman Gardens will host a collection of Easter activities including an egg hunt for those in sixth grade or younger, craft and activity station, face painting and a visit from the Reiman Gardens' Spring Bunny.
In a press release, city officials thanked Jimmy and Debbie Filipowicz for making the Easter tradition possible for a sixth year with their generous financial donation. The Easter Bunny even hopped in early so he could be there for pictures with the kids.
With a driver's license, the first 100 adults (18 years and older) can register at the Burt Broadcasting booth after the parade is over for the Easter Egg Scramble.
There will be three different areas for children to hunt for eggs depending on their age. "Without the residents there's no way we would be able to fill all the eggs for the day". Be on the lookout for the magic eggs to take home a special prize. An Easter egg toss will follow the egg hunt with another round of prizes for the winners.
The event had a great turnout, and was enough fun for an entire family to enjoy.