Egg-citement builds for Easter festivities
by DAVE SCHWAB
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he Easter Bunny is scheduled to make an appearance at Belmont Park on Easter Sunday, April 20, during the second annual Easter egg hunt on the beach. He will take photos with children and their families.                          Courtesy photo Belmont Park
he Easter Bunny is scheduled to make an appearance at Belmont Park on Easter Sunday, April 20, during the second annual Easter egg hunt on the beach. He will take photos with children and their families. Courtesy photo Belmont Park
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Children race for coveted Easter eggs at last year’s Belmont Park Easter Egg Hunt at the Beach event. 			            Courtesy photo Belmont Park
Children race for coveted Easter eggs at last year’s Belmont Park Easter Egg Hunt at the Beach event. Courtesy photo Belmont Park
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Pacific Beach and Mission Beach residents will have

a multitude of events and activities to look forward to during the Easter weekend celebration — including an Easter egg hunt at the beach and other community offerings.

Among the more notable events is the second annual Easter egg hunt on the beach at Belmont Park, which returns by popular demand.

Belmont Park will stage the egg hunt on the sand, as well as within the park itself. Organizers said there will be more prizes and fun this year.

The Easter egg hunt is planned for Sunday, April 20, beginning at 9 a.m.

Eggs will be filled with candy and vouchers for single rides, single attractions and other Belmont Park goodies. Up for grabs during each hunt will also be “golden eggs” that feature unlimited ride passes, free days at the park and one egg filled with one free birthday party.

The cost is $5 per child. Children must be registered online prior to the hunt at www.belmontpark.com.easter. Because of the popularity of this hunt last year, the event will be broken up by age group to allow more available spots:

• 9 a.m.: Up to 3 years old

• 10 a.m.: 4-5 years old

• 11 a.m.: 6-8 years old

• Noon: 9-12 years old

The hunt in the park begins at noon and will go until supplies last. This portion of the egg hunt is free to children. Guests will “hop” from store to store, collecting eggs from various stops in the park like The Coaster Museum, the arcade, various midway games, The Sweet Shoppe and Sun Diego.

The Easter Bunny will be around for pictures from 2 to

4 p.m. to greet guests, and a Belmont Park photographer will be onsite to capture the memories.

Belmont Park is located at 3146 Mission Blvd. For more information on the Easter egg hunt or Belmont Park in general, visit www.belmontpark.com/easter.

PACIFIC BEACH EVENTS

• The Pacific Beach Recreation Center will host an Easter egg hunt April 19 at 10 a.m. The rec center is located at 1405 Diamond St. For more information, call (858) 581-9927.

• Christ Lutheran Church will host an Easter Sunrise Service at the beach at the foot of Law Street on Easter Sunday, April 20 at 6 a.m. This will be followed by an Easter egg hunt at 10:15 a.m. For more information, call

(858) 483-2300, or visit www.christpb.org.

• St. Paul’s Lutheran Church will host an Easter Sunrise Service at at Santa Clara Point at

6 a.m. For more information, call (858) 272-6363, or visit stpaulspb.com.

IN THE AREA

• The Kiwanis Club of Point Loma will again present an ecumenical Easter Sunrise Service at the Cabrillo National Monument, 1800 Cabrillo Memorial Drive in Point Loma, on Sunday, April 20 in the lower parking lot. This year’s service marks the 65th consecutive year the club has presented the service. Speakers this year include Capt. Scott Adams, commanding officer, Naval Base Point Loma; Gary Jander, immediate past governor, Kiwanis CalNevHa District; and Doug Beckham, past lieutenant governor, Kiwanis Division 21. Chaplain Jerome Hinson of the Third Fleet will conduct the service.

The Navy Band Southwest will provide pre-service patriotic music, and the Naval Base Point Loma Color Guard will open the ceremony. Soloist Jojo Ito and accompanist Brent Johnson will be featured.

National Park Service visitor and parking fees are not in effect for the Easter Sunrise Service. Coffee, tea and pastries will be served immediately following the services.

For more information, visit www.kiwanispointloma.org.

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