There will be some 10,000 Easter eggs hidden throughout Ripon’s Stouffer Park Saturday morning for an expected 300 children to find and put in their Easter baskets. They will be hidden in every section of the park from the large soccer fields and at the play structure near the baseball fields to the lower meadow and the gazebo areas along the Stanislaus River just north of Highway 99.
Hosted by Calvary Christian Reformed Church for the seventh year, Youth Pastor Don Rowe noted registration will be at 9:30 a.m. with the hunt slated for 10 a.m. Because of the limited parking at the park, he suggested parents arrive early with some probably finding they will have to park their vehicles on the surface streets. Following the egg hunt there will be a free lunch offered by members of the church community to those participating.
He added that the children will be separated into three different age groups: toddlers up to 3 years, 4 and 5-year-olds, and older kids aged 6, 7, and 8.
“It is our seventh year,” he said, “and it has become a tradition.”
Rowe added, “Our church cares about all the children and about their families. We have included the new Templo d’Se Hispanic church (Temple of Faith) in the community – now meeting at our church complex.”