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Free drive-thru Easter ‘egg hunt’ event on April 3
natural eggs
These eggs were dyed naturally. The green eggs are from spinach leaves. The blue eggs from red cabbage, grape juice and blueberries. The orange eggs from onion, carrot, chili powder and paprika. The purple eggs from violet blossoms, red onion skin, red win, and hibiscus tea.

An Easter tradition that typically attracts upwards of 800 youths is returning next month with COVID-19 modifications.

The Manteca Kiwanis free community Easter “egg hunt “is taking place Saturday, April 3, starting at 10 a.m. at Woodward Park at the passenger drop-off zone by the picnic shelter.

In lieu of the mad scramble for thousands of plastic colored eggs filled with candy, those dropping by will receive bags holding candy filled eggs.

The Easter Bunny will be on hand for the event that will go until supplies run out.

The free community event has been a Manteca Kiwanis endeavor for more than 40 years. It was cancelled last year due to the pandemic.

David Cushman, president of the service club, said members wanted to try to do what they could for the community to make Easter as normal as possible this year.

The club converted its annual Fourth of July pancake breakfast last year into a drive-thru affair as well.

“We got a lot of positive feedback at the breakfast that people were happy that the Kiwanis were still staging community events (during the pandemic),” Cushman said.

Cushman noted COVID-19 protocols will be followed.


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