Easter hunts and activities are planned all over the communities of our Morongo Basin this weekend. Tomorrow, events will be held in Yucca Valley, Joshua Tree, and Morongo Valley, then on Sunday in Twentynine Palms. Reporter Taylor Thacker tells us what is going on in Yucca Valley tomorrow…
The Town of Yucca Valley will present its annual Easter Egg Hunt event on Saturday, April 19, at the Yucca Valley Community Center softball field. The hunt for candy-filled eggs and special prizes is open to children ages 8 and under with separate hunting areas for toddler through 3-year-olds, 4- to 5-year-olds, and 6- to 8-year-olds. Parents will be allowed to assist participants in the zone for toddlers, ages three and under. The event begins promptly at 9:00 a.m., but all are encouraged to come early and bring a camera for photographs with the Easter Bunny. There is no admission charge, but participants should bring their own basket or container to collect the eggs and goodies. This event is sponsored by the Town of Yucca Valley and the Yucca Valley Senior Club. For more information call 760-369-7211.
This Saturday at 9:00 a.m. sharp, the sound of the horn will signal the start of the Joshua Tree Community Center’s 47th Annual Egg Hunt. Families should arrive no later than 8:45 a.m. in order to find their child’s egg hunt area; a map is available on the website. The six egg hunt areas are divided into age groups. Children will gather plastic eggs containing candy and search for the special prize egg. Right after the egg hunt, baskets should be checked to see if a special prize egg has been found. If so, redeem it at the marked window to receive a special gift. You may also get your picture taken with the Easter Bunny by a professional photographer after the egg hunt. While you are there, you can also register for Summer Tee Ball and coed Baseball!
The Morongo Valley Children’s Library, with help from the Morongo Valley Fire Department, will hold an Easter egg hunt for children ages 18 months to 12 years in Covington Park on Saturday, April 19, starting at 9:30 a.m. There will also be an Easter bonnet contest for kids ages 5 to 12, with prizes awarded for the best hat. For more information, call Charlie or Donna at 760-363-6454.
The Twentynine Palms Fire Department and Fire Department Explorers will host their Annual Easter Egg Hunt on Easter Sunday, April 20, at 1:00 p.m. at the Little League fields in Luckie Park. It is open to children through age seven. Children will be placed in two age groups, walking to 3 years old, and 4 to 7 years old. The kids will have the opportunity to gather hundreds of prize filled plastic eggs. Fire engines will be on display with firefighters and fire explorers available to answer questions about the fire department and fire safety.
The third Monday of April is the day for most of the monthly distributions of surplus federal food in the Morongo Basin. Reporter Dan Stork has the times and places…
The Community Action Partnership of San Bernardino will distribute surplus food to low-income residents of the Morongo Basin Monday, April 21. The locations and times are:
· The Church of the Lighted Cross, at 11518 Elbow Lane in Morongo Valley, from 8 to 10;
· Belfield Hall, on Reche Road in Landers, 8:30 to 10:30;
· The Community Center in Yucca Valley, 8:30 to 10:30;
· Copper Mountain Mesa Foundation, 65336 Winter Road in the Copper Mountain area, 9 to 11;
· Joshua Tree Community Center on Sunburst Road, 9 to 11;
· The fire station in Wonder Valley, 11 to 12; and
· The Evangelist Mission Church at 6595 Adobe Road in Twentynine Palms, from 10 to noon.
Recipients are requested to bring their own paper or plastic bags. For more information, call 909-723-1580.