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Monday, April 9, 2012

Eggcellent Turnout at Eggstravaganza

Monday, April 9, 2012

The popularity of the old-fashioned Easter egg hunt has not diminished.

An estimated 8,000 people turned out Saturday, April 7 for the 9th Annual  Spring Eggstravaganza event at Santee Lakes Recreation Preserve.

“It was probably our biggest attendance ever,” said Cherie Meek, special events supervisor for the city of Santee. “The venue was overflowing with happy families.”

The first two hours of the event were covered live by San Diego Channel 6 weekend weather reporter Brooke Landau.

About 17,000 plastic eggs were left for children to gather during 40 egg hunts held throughout the day. All children participating in the hunts received goodie bags.

More than 50 community volunteers provided valuable assistance at the event, which was co-sponsored by the city of Santee and the Santee Lakes Recreation Preserve.

“We are grateful to our partners at Santee Lakes for making this such a successful event,” Meek said. “This shows mutual cooperation between two agencies can benefit the community.”

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