Spring Celebration event features egg hunt

Hailey Helms
Staff Writer

Families came together for a traditional Spring Celebration Saturday at Claremont’s Memorial Park.

The event featured crafts, face painting, games and a children’s Easter egg hunt.

The Park was flooded with families sitting at tables enjoying the sun, while children played on the playground and geared up for the egg hunt.

The Kiwani’s Club of Claremont put on a pancake breakfast for guests before the Easter egg hunt began.

“The kids have a great time when it’s time to hunt the Easter eggs and the breakfast is delicious,” said Raul Rodriguez, vice president of the Kiwani’s Club. “We’ve been in Claremont for a long time and … this is one of the things we do to give back to the community.”

Children ages 3-12 participated in the Easter egg hunt, while children ages 2 and under got goodie bags filled with treats.

Small booths surrounded the park’s large grass area, where children of all ages made crafts, got their faces painted and played games.

“It just brings us together and we get to be around friends and family,” said participant Enrique Tinoco said.

The Claremont Police Department was also involved, and provided children with small toys, pencils and stickers as gifts.

“We came here today to do something different,” said Elizabeth Texidor, who is earning her masters in educational counseling at the University of La Verne.

“Eating pancakes outside just sounded really fun, and I have a 4-year-old and he’s thrilled about the Easter bunny and looking for eggs.”

This event has encouraged many guests to continue to come every year.

“I love the flowers,” Lupe Rosales said. “I love the temperature that the weather is. My kids love to come here every year. They have such an amazing time.”

Hailey Helms can be reached at hailey.helms@laverne.edu.

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