BY BRAD KING, SECRETARY, TUALATIN LIONS CLUB
The Easter Bunny will making his 41st annual visit to Tualatin Community Park, 8515 SW Tualatin Rd., at 2:00PM on Saturday, April 15th, with the help of the Tualatin Lions Club and Boy Scout Troop 530. The boys and girls of Tualatin always have the best rated Easter Egg Hunt anywhere because this is where the Easter Bunny is the most welcome!
As always, there will be lots of Easter Eggs and guaranteed candy for all of the “hunters”. There will also be a special egg in each group with a big prize for the hunter that finds it. Hunters are asked to collect a maximum total of five eggs during their hunt times. Each hunting group will have its own time and field space for their hunts. Infants to 2-Year-Olds will go first, followed by 3 and 4-Year-Olds, then 5 and 6-Year-Olds and finally the 7 and 8-Year-Olds in the outfield.
This year, the Easter Bunny, Lions and Scouts will have special help from a new partner in town, the Cracker Barrel Restaurant, slated to open just after Easter as the first Cracker Barrel on the West Coast. Cracker Barrel will have a fun photo booth for all the members of the family as well as Cracker Barrel Kids Cards for all hunters. As a special way to help the Lions help the community, Cracker Barrel is donating an iconic Cracker Barrel rocking chair that the Lions will raffle on site that Saturday afternoon. Tickets will be available from all of the Tualatin Lions in the park. Look forward to more community projects partnering the Lions and Cracker Barrel.
Moms and Dads and Grandmas and Grandpas are all welcome as spectators and they can render “minimal aid” to the Infant to 2-Year-Old hunters. The Lions will have fresh popped popcorn, soda and water for sale and a big barrel for non-perishable food donations.
The Tualatin Lions Club Easter Egg Hunt has been taking place at Tualatin Community Park since Easter, 1976. The eggs for the hunt have evolved from real, hand-colored hard-boiled eggs to colorful plastic eggs. Kiddos are encourage to collect up to 5 bright plastic Easter Eggs and to have lots of fun! Every year happy hunters take home (or eat right at the park) a sack full of Easter candy.
The Tualatin Lions and Scouts of Troop 530 ask parents to please bring non-perishable food items to help them support the Tualatin School House Food Pantry (www.schoolhousepantry.org). Cash contributions and proceeds from popcorn sales will be used for Lions youth programs in Tualatin, particularly as scholarships for the Tualatin Police Department’s G.R.E.A.T Summer Camp. As with every Lions Club project, every penny of every dollar donated goes right back to the community. The Tualatin Lions can be reached at [email protected].