It’s almost time for the annual Easter Egg Hunt, hosted by the Escalon Kiwanis Club and staged at El Portal Middle School.
The festivities are on the schedule for Saturday, April 20, the day before Easter.
Starting at 10 a.m. sharp, organizers said it is best to get there early, to get in the line for the proper age group and be able to join in the hunt at the beginning. A number of plastic eggs are hidden around the grounds behind the school on First Street and there are also several golden eggs hidden for each age group, redeemable for special prize baskets.
Children are asked to bring their own basket to collect the eggs and there will be four different age divisions, with each group having a specific area of the school grounds for their egg hunt. Age groups are birth to two; three to four; five to seven; and eight to 11-year-olds.
There is no charge to attend and every participant goes home with a small goodie bag in addition to any of the treat-filled eggs they collect. Refreshments will also be available.