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Egg hunt set for Saturday - so long as rain stays away

April 6, 2017

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Hundreds of children collected Easter Eggs during the annual Spring Fling Eggstravaganza hosted by the Madera Parks and Community Services at Lion’s Town and Country Park last year. This year’s event is set for Saturday.

The city hopes to hold its annual Spring Fling Eggstravaganza on Saturday morning at Lion’s Town and Country Park with festivities starting at 9:30 a.m. Whether it happens or not may depend on this weekend’s weather.


“There is a chance that we may have to cancel the event due to rain … As for now we are business as usual,” said programs coordinator Nicki Rincon, of the city’s Parks and Community Services Department.


A plastic egg hunt for ages 3-4 will be at 10:30 a.m., and hunts for ages 5-7 and 8-10 as well as special needs children are set for 11 a.m. No strollers, babies and toddlers under 3 years old will be allowed in the hunt area.


Beyond eggs, a Kids Zone will feature face painting, inflatable play areas and free family games. Photographs can be taken with the Spring Bunny for $3 per picture.


Food items will be sold at a minimal cost, according to the department.


Rincon said the following groups and businesses donated towards the festivities: GBS, Pistoresi Ambulance, Breakfast Lions, Massetti Appliances, Target West, Target Central, Target RiverPark, Walmart, Warnock Foods, Pak-N-Save and Rancho San Miguel.


The yearly egg hunt, long promoted by the late local writer Leon Emo, has taken place for more than 20 years.


For information, call the parks department at 661-5495. For special accommodations, call Rincon at 661-5478.

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