Apache Junction Parks and Rec to host free Easter egg hunt

The public is invited to help find more than 8,500 prize-filled eggs when Apache Junction Parks and Recreation presents its annual Easter Egg Hunt this Saturday, April 19. Special prizes will be given to those who find a token in an egg during the hunt.

The free community event will begin at 9 a.m. on the softball fields at Prospector’s Park, 3015 N. Idaho Road in Apache Junction, according to a press release.

This egg hunt is open to all ages. Egg-hunters will be divided into the following age groups: 2 and under, 3-4 years, 5-6 years, 7-8 years, 9-10 years, 11-15 and 16 and older. The first hunt — for children ages 2 and under — will begin at 9 a.m. The remaining hunts will follow in order of age.

Chrystal Sawyer of the parks and recreation department recommends people bring their own Easter baskets to carry their eggs and a camera with which to photograph themselves with the Easter Bunny or participating in the family-friendly event, according the release.

In addition, she encourages people to arrive early to allow time for parking.

Other activities and games will be offered by local nonprofit organizations during and after the egg hunt. Most activities will cost a small fee to participate. In addition, a pancake breakfast will be offered starting at 7:30 a.m. until the food runs out. The cost is $3 per adult and $1.50 per child.

The egg hunt is sponsored by NextCare Urgent Care. The breakfast is sponsored by Mountain Health and Wellness, 625 N. Plaza Drive in Apache Junction.

Local nonprofit organizations that would like to sponsor a booth at the egg hunt and people who would like to volunteer to help at the event can call Ms. Sawyer at 480-474-5159.

For more information on this program or other programs and services, call the parks and recreation department at 480-983-2181.

The public is invited to help find more than 8,500 prize-filled eggs when Apache Junction Parks and Recreation presents its annual Easter Egg Hunt this Saturday, April 19. Special prizes will be given to those who find a token in an egg during the hunt.
The free community event will begin at 9 a.m. on the softball fields at Prospector’s Park, 3015 N. Idaho Road in Apache Junction, according to a press release.
This egg hunt is open to all ages. Egg-hunters will be divided into the following age groups: 2 and under, 3-4 years, 5-6 years, 7-8 years, 9-10 years, 11-15 and 16 and older. The first hunt — for children ages 2 and under — will begin at 9 a.m. The remaining hunts will follow in order of age.
Chrystal Sawyer of the parks and recreation department recommends people bring their own Easter baskets to carry their eggs and a camera with which to photograph themselves with the Easter Bunny or participating in the family-friendly event, according the release.
In addition, she encourages people to arrive early to allow time for parking.
Other activities and games will be offered by local nonprofit organizations during and after the egg hunt. Most activities will cost a small fee to participate. In addition, a pancake breakfast will be offered starting at 7:30 a.m. until the food runs out. The cost is $3 per adult and $1.50 per child.
The egg hunt is sponsored by NextCare Urgent Care. The breakfast is sponsored by Mountain Health and Wellness, 625 N. Plaza Drive in Apache Junction.
Local nonprofit organizations that would like to sponsor a booth at the egg hunt and people who would like to volunteer to help at the event can call Ms. Sawyer at 480-474-5159.
For more information on this program or other programs and services, contact the parks and recreation department at 480-983-2181 or visit www.ajcity.net/parks.

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