The 19th Annual Easter Egg Hunt and Spring Fling was a success thanks in part to five local churches who donated thousands of plastic, filled eggs, a Beaumont-Cherry Valley Recreation and Park District spokeswoman said Tuesday.
An estimated 1,800 people turned out for the event Saturday at Noble Creek Park, District Activities Coordinator Diane Gonzalez said.
The churches who donated eggs and arranged family activities were the Church for Family, Sunrise Church, Beaumont Presbyterian Church, Crown of Life Lutheran Church, and Hope Community Baptist, Gonzalez said.
Fire Memories Inc. brought out one of their fire trucks for children to climb and play on, and to have photo opportunities, Gonzalez said.
"The Easter Bunny made his appearance for children to take pictures," she said. "There were jump houses and a petting zoo and about 30 vendors. There was entertainment from Dance Spectrum, Polynesian Dance, Shozen Martial Arts, Enlighten Dogs and the band Alwayz Grey performed throughout the day.
"Bruce Merrill and Interact organized relay races and egg toss with real uncooked eggs that were donated by Carol's Kitchen," Gonzalez said.
"BCVRPD would like to thank everyone for coming out and making the event the best Egg Hunt and Spring Fling so far. We look forward to big and better next year."
For more information about Beaumont Cherry Valley Recreation and Park District activities, call (951) 845-9555.