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Kiwanis Club of Brea 52nd Annual Easter Egg Hunt

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The 2014 “Brea Easter Egg Hunt” at Arovista Park

    The Brea Kiwanis Easter Bunny is coming to Arovista Park to host the 52nd annual Easter Egg Hunt on Saturday, April 19. The hunt will start at 9 AM but there is fun to be had gathering about the Easter Bunny from 8 AM until the hunt begins! After the hunt, Chocolate bunnies will be handed out to the anticipated 400+ children that attend.

      The Kiwanis Club of Brea held its first Easter Egg Hunt in 1962 and has since become an annual community service project for the club. From the beginning, the hunt is free for all those who participate, and participation is open to all children from preschool age to third grade.

        In 1962, the population of Brea was quite small by comparison to today. The 1960 census showed 8,500 residents in the city. Because of the small number of children at those early hunts, the Kiwanians actually colored hard boiled eggs for the children. But as the city’s population grew and the number of children participating increased, the coloring of eggs passed into history.

          The heart of the Easter Egg Hunt has always been lots of candy and eggs full of candy on the field for the children to hunt and pick up. For the past 25 years, the Kiwanis Club has also provided every child in attendance with a chocolate Easter bunny as a “parting gift” to help make the experience extra special.

            Except for the few years when Arovista Park was under renovation, the hunt has been held at Arovista Park, as it was the hunt’s first year in 1962. For many years, Boys Scout Troop 801 and the Brea-Olinda High School Key Club have assisted the Kiwanians on the day of the hunt. Since 1987, the Kiwanian in charge of the Easter Egg Hunt has been Dean Hall, who will again be in charge this year and hopefully for many years to come.

              Co-written by longtime Brea Kiwanis club members, Dean Hall and Charlie Phillip.

                Dean Hall is a local Brea/Fullerton attorney, 29 year Kiwanis member, past Kiwanis President, and events chairman of the annual Toys For Tots and the Easter Egg Hunt. Charlie is the Club Secretary, Newsletter writer and Brea HS Key Club advisor for the last three years.

                  Photos courtesy of Charlie Phillips
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