Leo Club Annual Easter Egg Hunt
Leo Club assisted the Lions Club in the annual Easter Egg Hunt that took place at Walnut Ranch Park on Saturday, April 4 from 10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.
The 15 volunteers arrived at 7:30 a.m. and began by taping together the two halves of the plastic eggs, which were recycled from the years before in order to save funds. Afterwards, they spread the eggs on the field, which was divided into five sections for each age group.
“My favorite part is watching all the kids run out and grab the eggs. We spent all morning setting it up, and it takes these guys 20 to 30 minutes tops to clear out the entire field. It’s fun to watch because you get to see a ton of those kids charge over a field,” junior Austin Si said.
After the children collected the eggs, they could trade them in at a tent for candies. All children received a bag of candies despite the number of eggs they had.
“We think every participant is going to be a winner, so we gave out a bag of candies to each kid. Their smile when they are trying to exchange the eggs for the candies is just priceless,” senior Sean Wang said.
This annual event has taken place for more than 20 years. Advertised by the City of Walnut and City of Diamond Bar, about 300 kids attended the egg hunt this year.
“Because it’s an annual event, we want to keep it really traditional and just go with what we have done before. We already know how to set up, so we don’t want any extra stuff. This year there are less people, and it seems to be more organized,” Wang said.
By Emily Chen, Staff writer