Community egg hunts planned for this Easter weekend

(Seguin) – On your marks, get set, hunt. It wouldn’t be Easter weekend without some good egg hunts.

The Seguin Pan Am Golf Association is helping celebrate the Easter holiday this year. For years, the local organization has organized one of the largest, if not the largest, egg hunts in the community of Seguin. This year’s egg hunt will take place Saturday morning at the corner of North Guadalupe and Seideman streets.

Toyo Amador, secretary of Seguin PAGA, explains that the group is delighted to welcome children from 2 to 12 years old.

“We’ve been running this Easter Egg Hunt for at least 40 years and have always opened it up to all children in the community. Age groups are always 2-12 years old. We average about 200 kids per event, so we lay I’m going to say at least 1,000 eggs depending on the age group. We laid all the eggs and it looks really nice and pretty before we start. Once we give them the green light to take off, it’s like a giant vacuum cleaner. They start at one end, go down the other end and there is nothing left. They just run and sweep it all away,” laughs Amador.

Amador says that thanks to Seguin PAGA members, area merchants and restaurants, kids will find an assortment of treats in their baskets.

“The members are proud to organize the event for all the children in our community. The members are the ones who provide the prizes, the sweets and of course we are fortunate that some of our traders in the area also provide us with donations,” Amador said.

The egg hunt begins at 11 a.m. Participation is free.

Crossroads Church also invites the community to its annual Easter Egg Hunt for children ages 0-11. The hunt will take place from 4 p.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday. Around 20,000 eggs, prizes and a raffle of 20 bikes will take place. The church is located at 3455 US Hwy. 90.

On Friday, the church will also offer a screening of the film The Passion of the Christ at 7 p.m. The film will be screened in its new Gathering Place pavilion located on the church grounds. Guests are requested to bring snacks and lawn chairs.

Easter filled eggs can also be found Fridays at 12:30 p.m. at the Walnut Springs Nursing and Rehabilitation Center. The preparation work for this year’s egg hunt is done thanks to residents and staff members.

Local children are invited to hunt for eggs and then stay for a free photo with the Easter bunny.

Grilled hot dogs, fries and free drinks will also be served to children. The event is made possible thanks to the American Legion Riders, Tres Hewell Mortuary, Geronimo VFW and countless other supporters.

The center is located at 1637 N. King St. See story for details.