In years past, there has been plenty of egg coloring going on just before Easter, but this year, the Escalon Kiwanis Club has opted to go with a less fragile kind of treat.
Members of the club are gearing up for the annual Easter Egg Hunt, staged at El Portal Middle School, and this year will be placing an estimated 1,500 plastic eggs on the school campus for eager egg hunters to find. The eggs will be filled with a variety of treats.
The egg hunt, free to local youngsters, will take off Saturday, April 4 at 10 a.m.
Four separate hunting areas, based on age, will be offered at the middle school on First Street. Divisions are up to age 2 for the youngest group, 3- to 4-years-old, 5 to 7 and 8 to 11.
The annual Escalon Kiwanis Club-sponsored Easter Egg Hunt is put on by the Kiwanis with help from high school organizations, Escalon Key Club and FFA, which provides prize baskets for some participants as well.
Following the hunt, children and parents are invited to share some refreshments, donations accepted, with coffee, muffins, juice and hot chocolate offered.