While there won’t be as many hard boiled, brightly colored eggs as there have been in the past, there will still be plenty of hunting to be done on Saturday.
The annual Easter Egg Hunt sponsored by the Escalon Kiwanis Club is scheduled at El Portal Middle School on Saturday. Club members said they decided to utilize plastic eggs this year for the most part, adding some hard boiled eggs but using the plastic variety to hide on the school grounds. The plastic eggs will be filled with candy and small prizes. Key Club members, the youth group of Kiwanis, will meet at Saron Lutheran Church on Friday to color the hard boiled eggs and will also help hide the plastic ones on the school campus.
Hunting starts Saturday at 10 a.m., with new age divisions this year as well. From birth to two, a roped off area will be provided for youngsters, with separate areas also for ages 3 to 5, 6 to 8 and 9 to 12. Kiwanis officials said 800 eggs will be scattered around the lawns at El Portal, with 200 available in each area. Some of the eggs will have special coupons inside, redeemable for large prizes and Easter baskets.