‘Biggest Easter Egg Hunt’ is Friday

Get ready for a mega Easter egg-stravaganza.

The “Biggest Easter Egg Hunt” is slated for Friday, April 19, at Wong Stadium in Hilo, and will task keiki from ages 4-12 years old to seek out and find 26,000 plastic eggs with prizes inside.

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There will even be six grand-prize bikes up for grabs.

The egg hunt will be done in age groups:

• 10 a.m. for keiki 4-5 years old;

• 10:30 a.m. for children ages 6-8 years old;

• and 11 a.m. for keiki 9-12 years old.

Children must be able to walk through and hunt for the Easter eggs on their own. No adults will be allowed on the field.

Also, only bags provided at the event can be used for the hunt. Baskets and other bags will not be allowed.

There also are several other special events planned for Friday at the stadium in conjunction with the egg hunt:

• 8:30-10:30 a.m. Easter crafts and air brush tattoos;

• 8:30 a.m. keiki IDs;

• 8:30 a.m. car seat safety checks;

• and starting at 9 a.m., contests including milk drinking, ice cream eating and an egg fight (for ages 4-5, 6-8 and 9-12).

Keiki younger than 4 years old can get a goody bag after participating in the Easter crafts station. Goody bags are limited to the first 200 participants.

The event is hosted by the county Department of Parks and Recreation’s South Hilo District, Kiwanis Club of East Hawaii, Hilo High and Waiakea High Key clubs, Councilwoman Sue Lee Loy, Kandi’s Drive Inn and Big Island Labor Alliance, in association with AFL-CIO and in partnership with the Hawaii Police Department, Circle K., Hawaii Fire Department, Waiakea Intermediate School Builders Club, Business Services Hawaii, WRSA Inc., Big Island Candies, Big Island Toyota, KTA Super Stores, Meadow Gold, Living Waters Assembly of God, Hilo Bike Club, Cafe 100, Ben Franklin Crafts, Ginoza Realty, Hilo Bay Realty LLC and HFS FCU.

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For more information, call 938-2014.

Call Kelly Deleon, recreation specialist at the Parks and Recreation Department, at 961-8681 to discuss needs for any reasonable accommodation or more information about site accessibility.

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