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Kids, community gather for annual egg hunt

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Rene Burguan helps daughter Abby open her eggs from the community Easter egg hunt Saturday at Las Flores Park. The event was co-sponsored by the La Verne Rotary Club and La Verne Community Services. / photo by Cierra Boess

Rene Burguan helps daughter Abby open her eggs from the community Easter egg hunt Saturday at Las Flores Park. The event was co-sponsored by the La Verne Rotary Club and La Verne Community Services. / photo by Cierra Boess

Miguel Fernandez
Staff Writer

The clock was ticking as children of all ages waited to dash for colorful eggs hidden in the grass. The La Verne Rotary Club and La Verne Community Services Department held an annual Easter egg hunt at 10 a.m. Saturday in Las Flores Park. The event has been held annually for over 20 years.

Families from throughout the area were invited to join the community for an early celebration of Easter. Approximately 300 took part in this years festivities. With the help of the Rotary Club, the Community Service Department was able to put a smile on children’s faces ranging from infants to 12 years old.

The field was separated into four different sections based on age to make it fair for all children participating.

City Council member Tim Hepburn was among the helpers Las Flores Park helping facilitate the egg hunt.

Hepburn said he has helped the Rotary Club execute the egg hunt for the past two years and helped through the council for a couple of years prior to that.

“These events bring all the young families together and it reminds them that they are not the only ones,” Hepburn said.

The Rotary Club is known for its involvement all around the community holding its standard as a service club.

Different chapters of the club are located internationally, helping make a difference in the world.

The Rotary Club collaborates with many City of La Verne organizations and school districts including: Chamber of Commerce, and Bonita School District.

The organization also sets out to help the youth in the community by sponsoring programs like the Teen Leadership Camp.

Recreation Specialist Matt Moffitt has been working for the La Verne Community Service Department for over 15 years.

“We partner with the Rotary Club every year. They .. make the eggs for the kids and donate prizes,” Moffitt said.

The event is not strictly for members in the community of La Verne.

Families from all over are invited to attend the festivities.

Cinnamon Beimer from Chino said her family has been attending the event for three years and they love it more and more each year.

“The community does a good job for advertising events,” Beimer said. “They post all over the internet.”

Miguel Fernandez can be reached at miguel.fernandez@laverne.edu.

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