The Childrens Museum of the Sierra in Oakhurst will be helping families welcome the traditional spring time holiday with an Easter egg hunt and barbecue beginning at 10 a.m., Saturday, March 30 at the Oakhurst Community Park off Civic Circle.
We heard that there wasnt going to be a hunt this year and heard from some parents that they were disappointed. We decided we could take up the event, said Steve Montalto, director of the museum.
There will be Easter egg hunts for kids in different age groups. Kids 2-3 will have one area, kids 4-5 in another, while kids 6-8 will be in a third area.
Each group will have eggs in a different part of the park to ensure each kid gets as many eggs as possible, said Jarrod Lyman, president of the museums board of directors.
There will also be a celebrity appearance of sorts at the event.
We pulled a few strings, called in a few favors and our friend the Easter Bunny will be there to say Hi to the kids and pose for photos, Montalto said.
After the hunt, the Sierra Lions Club will have hamburgers and hot dogs freshly grilled for a nice outdoor lunch for the kids and their families.
The idea is to create a nice, family friendly event that will allow everyone to go out and have some fun as a family while also interacting with our other local families, Lyman said.
The cost will be $2 for the Easter Egg hunt for the first child of a family and $1 for every child after that. Lunch will be $5 for a hamburger or hot dog with chips and a drink.
Details: Steve at the Childrens Museum of the Sierra at (559) 658-5656 or Jarrod Lyman at (559) 683-4636.