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Several Easter egg hunts planned throughout week

By Carolina Astrain
April 14, 2014 at 3:03 p.m.
Updated April 13, 2014 at 11:14 p.m.

Connor Smith, 5, gathers eggs into his basket during the Easter egg hunt at Torres Elementary in Victoria in 2013.

Connor Smith, 5, gathers eggs into his basket during the Easter egg hunt at Torres Elementary in Victoria in 2013.

Easter egg hunters, prepare yourselves.

Several Crossroads hunts are scheduled starting as early as Wednesday and throughout the weekend. For some, like Twin Pines Nursing and Rehabilitation Center and Fiesta Del Rancho, this is a first-year attempt.

"We hope to make it an annual tradition," said Maggie Torres, a coordinator of the Twin Pines event. "We're going to have lots of goodies."

Torres said the free event is the center's way of thanking the community for its continued support.

Frank Salazar, of Frank Salazar Promotions, said this will be the first year for Fiesta Del Rancho to host a coin-filled Easter egg hunt.

"It's never been done here before," Salazar said. "Especially in the Mexican and Spanish-speaking community."

Martin Guzman, owner of Guzman Western Wear, said he decided to make a donation to the Fiesta Del Rancho event for the children to benefit the Hispanic and Spanish-speaking community.

"It's good for the kids," Guzman said in Spanish, "so that they're happy."

Parkway Church is hosting an Easter egg hunt at Riverside Park on Friday, and the Children's Discovery Museum festival will host an Easter egg hunt in conjunction with Jam Fest on Saturday.

The event is at Riverside Park instead of Ethel Lee Tracy Park this year, said Chris Williams, event coordinator.

"There is more parking there," Williams said. "The food is not free, but the hunt is."

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