The Easter Bunny is hopping our way this morning |

The Easter Bunny is hopping our way this morning

Kids, listen up. The Easter Bunny is coming to Western Gateway Park in Penn Valley Saturday – on a fire truck, with sirens blasting. Not only that, but there’s an Easter egg hunt in the works.

Bring your parent(s) to the park around 8:30 in the morning. The hunt begins at the stroke of 9:30, and there are 4,000 eggs out there just waiting to be picked up. You can also have your picture taken with the Easter Bunny and have your face painted. And this is all for free.

For folks who want to know more of the particulars, this hunt, the ninth of its kind, is co-sponsored by five groups. Children up to age 12 are invited, and the course is divided into age-specific areas. The eggs are plastic with either a goodie inside or a number that leads to a prize, and plastic bags will be available if you don’t bring your own container. This is a rain or shine event, and inexpensive refreshments are available.

Susan George, the Penn Valley Chamber of Commerce’s vice president, says they are expecting between 400 and 500 children. “It’s funny,” she says. “We put in hours of preparation and (once the whistle blows), the hunt is over in 20 seconds.”

The bunny this year, George says, is Vanda Mason of Citizen’s Bank, Penn Valley branch, who is also on the chamber’s board of directors. “This is her first year, and she’s very excited to do it.”

Contact the chamber at (530) 432-1802 or go online at for more information.

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