Easter Bunny visit, virtual egg hunt set
Despite COVID-19 continuing to plague large outdoor events, Tigard will host a "virtual egg hunt," while the Tualatin Lions Club promises a visit from the Easter Bunny just in time for spring.
Tigard's virtual egg hunt is planned for Woodard and Bonita parks from March 19 through April 4.
Keep in mind this year will be different from past eggs hunts. The plan is to hide paper eggs throughout each park. Those eggs contain corresponding words that will lead egg-hunters searching for all 12 eggs in those respective parks in order to complete a riddle, according to the city's website.
You can then download the clues by visiting www.tigard-or.gov, or those wanting hard copies of riddle search can find them at the Fanno Creek House, 13335 S.W. Hall Blvd.
Meanwhile, the Tualatin Lions Club annual Easter Egg Hunt will be held at Tualatin Community Park on Saturday, April 3.
While it won't be the traditional egg hunt in the grass, the Easter Bunny will make sure every child age 8 or older goes home with a bag of candy.
The event, now in its 47th year, is all part of the Lions Club annual fundraiser to benefit the Oregon Food Bank.
"This is another (fundraiser) for the Oregon Food Bank, and we want to get the word out to the hundreds of families — many multi-generational — who come out with their kiddos for our traditional Easter Egg Hunt," said Brad King, secretary of the Tualatin Lions Club.
King said the goal is to keep the event compliant to guidelines set up by the Centers for Disease Control and Oregon Health Authority.
In the past, the event has seen as many as 800 kids in the park. King said he'd love to see those children with their moms, dads, grandpas and grandmas, all while helping out the Oregon Food Bank and those experiencing food insecurity.
In a news release, the Lions said that in so-called normal times, an estimated 14% of Oregonians experience some type of food insecurity, or lacking enough food to maintain a active, healthy life. During the pandemic, that amount has risen as high as 30% in communities of color.
Currently, the Oregon Food Bank cannot accept public food donations of canned goods and non-perishable products but the Lions Club will accept drive-thru donations of cash, checks and credit/debit cards. The Oregon Food Bank supplies many local food pantries, including the Tualatin School House Pantry in Stafford.
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