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The biggest Easter Egg Hunt in town

Wednesday, April 16th, 2014 | Posted by

 

A happy hunter after the 2013 Easter Egg Hunt (courtesy of Foxtail Golf Course)

A happy hunter after the 2013 Easter Egg Hunt (courtesy of Foxtail Golf Course)

Although the precise origin of the custom of decorating eggs in not known, the practice of holding a large Easter Egg Hunt for the children of Rohnert Park is something that the Rohnert Park Public Safety Officer’s Association has been doing for more than two decades.

This year the annual tradition continues on Saturday, April 19 at the Foxtail Golf Club. For the second year Foxtail will happily host the hundreds of kids and their families as they scour the driving range in search of candy.

“This year we will have over $1000 in candy for the kids. This is our second year with Foxtail and that place is great. They open up the driving range for us and it is just a great time,” said Sgt. Jeff Nicks who helps with the organization of the event.

The fun starts at 9 a.m. with hunts spanning over four different ages groups. This free event usually runs about an hour with an opportunity to have a picture taken with the Easter Bunny.

“We had over 500 people here last year,” said Kelly Scullion, the Tournament Sales Manager at Foxtail. “We are expecting more this year with Easter being later and the weather looking good.”

The Public Safety Department will have fire trucks, cars and motorcycles on hand with the possibility of a helicopter flyover by the California Highway Patrol depending on the morning weather.

“Every child will get candy. It should be a really fun time,” added Nicks.

Foxtail Golf Club is located at 100 Golf Course Drive.  The event will take place on the driving range, which will be closed, in a cordoned off area.

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