Easter egg hunts galore this weekend in Ramona

Brooke Lockyer drops an egg into brother Ronnie’s basket as the siblings run to find more of the colorful eggs hidden in the grass at Mountain Valley Ranch during Ramona Relay for Life’s Easter Egg Hunt. Organizer Hans Hemke said the event raised $600 for Relay for Life, which supports the American Cancer Society, and he thanked Ramona Food & Clothes Closet for donating baskets and opportunity drawing prizes. Sentinel photo/Karen Brainard
Brooke Lockyer drops an egg into brother Ronnie’s basket as the siblings run to find more of the colorful eggs hidden in the grass at Mountain Valley Ranch during Ramona Relay for Life’s Easter Egg Hunt. Organizer Hans Hemke said the event raised $600 for Relay for Life, which supports the American Cancer Society, and he thanked Ramona Food & Clothes Closet for donating baskets and opportunity drawing prizes. Sentinel photo/Karen Brainard

Youngsters have their choice of Easter egg hunts this weekend, including the Ramona Veterans of Foreign Wars and

Ladies Auxiliary event that will feature 4,500 eggs filled with candy and toys on Sunday afternoon.

An added treat will be the VFW’s second annual Easter Bonnet and men’s Baseball Cap Contest scheduled after the egg hunt. The contests are open to all ages and there is no charge

Among egg hunts are:

•Eggs will be hidden around Ransom Brothers True Value store, 1441 Main St., for the Egg Scavenger Hunt for youngsters ages 12 and younger from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday, April 19.

Clues will be given to locate the eggs.

The name of each participant who completes the hunt will go into a drawing, and each participant will receive a treat.

The winner will be drawn randomly from the completed egg hunt forms.

The winner will receive a $50 Ransom Brothers True Value gift card.

•As part of its Guest Appreciation Day on Saturday, Albertsons at 1459 Main St. will hold an Easter egg hunt for three age groups: infant to 3 at 9 a.m., 4 to 6 at 9:30 a.m., and 7 to 10 at 10 a.m.

•Spirit of Joy Lutheran Church will hold an Easter egg hunt for children of all ages on Saturday at 10 a..m. on the church property at Highland Valley Road and state Route 67.

•Children will find a “target-rich environment” of approximately 4,000 goodie-filled eggs at Dos Picos Regional Park’s annual egg hunt at 10 a.m. Saturday, say park rangers.

The eggs will be scattered among three zones: for ages 2 and younger, ages 3 to 5, and ages 6 and older. The park requests

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Mackenzie Dolan takes a break during the Relay for Life Easter Egg Hunt to see what goodies are inside an egg. Sentinel photo/Maureen Robertson

a donation of $1 per participant.

Tradition has it that the Spring Bunny will be hopping by for photo opportunities and furry hugs. After the egg hunt, children can stay and play a life-size Candy Land game.

Parking is available in the day use lot for $3.

The park is at 17953 Dos Picos Park Road, off Mussey Grade Road. For more information, call 760-789-2220.

•Easter Egg Hunt and Easter Breakfast, 10:30 a.m. on Sunday, April 20, Ramona Lutheran Church, 520 16th St. Free.

•Veterans of Foreign Wars and Ladies Auxiliary Post 3783 of Ramona invite the community to a free fun-filled Easter Egg Hunt on Sunday, April 20, at 1 p.m. The egg hunt at the corner of Hunter and Kelly streets will be divided into separate age groups. Parents are encouraged to bring baskets for their children to collect the eggs, as well as a camera for photos with the Easter Bunny.

The second annual “Easter Bonnet” and men’s “Baseball Cap” Contest will follow the egg hunt.

   
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