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Montross finds hidden $100 virtual Easter egg
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.

George Montross found the $100 egg in the second week of the Manteca Bulletin’s virtual Easter Egg Hunt.

The egg was hidden in Northgate Community Park.

The four clues were:

*Egg-citing times took place here — A reference to the annual free community Easter Egg hunts that have been taking place at the park for nearly 40 years before the pandemic forced a hiatus last year and this year.

*Trains once passed by — The Tidewater Bikeway runs along the east side of Northgate Park. A century ago this was a siding for the Tidewater & Southern Railroad launched as a competitor to Southern Pacific — now the Union Pacific. Its southern terminus was along Moffat Boulevard south of present day Industrial Park Drive and went to Stockton. The main line Tidewater & Southern rail went from Stockton to Turlock.

*A shelter Yogi Bear would like — Northgate Park has a new picnic shelter in place.

*Remembering a congressman — Just to the north of Northgate Park is the John McFall School operated by the San Joaquin County Office of Education for students with special needs. McFall was a Congressman who hailed from Manteca.

Clues for the third egg hunt are hidden in the ad on page A14 of today’s Bulletin. The ad also lists the correct email to send answers to. The first correct answer received wins the $100.

There are two weeks left in the contest.