Over 1,000 kids are expected to be part of the mad scramble Saturday to gather 10,000 plastic Easter eggs “hidden” in the grass at the Northgate Park Softball Complex off Hoyt Lane in Manteca.
The free event has become a community tradition thanks to the efforts of the Kiwanis Club of Manteca. It is open to youth 10 years and under. They are divided into three age groups for hunts on three different softball fields.
The gates open at 11 a.m. on Saturday, April 15.
Each child will receive a free raffle ticket when they enter. It will give them a chance to win bicycles and Easter baskets that are being given away.
The day prior to the egg hunt club members along with help from the KIWIN clubs of East Union and Sierra high schools plus Manteca CAPS will stuff the plastic eggs at Prestige Senior Living.
George Montross is chairman of the event.
The Kid City Easter Eggstravaganza takes place Saturday, April 15, from 2 to 6 p.m. at Cornerstone Community Church, 17900 Comconcex Road off East Highway 120 a half mile east of Austin Road.
There is free entry to the event.
The egg hunt and carnival will feature five huge egg hunts with thousands of eggs for children ages 1 to 12. There will be Princess and Star Wars characters along with inflatables and carnival games.
Food will be available for purchase. Bring cash for extra tickets.
For more information call 209.825.1220.