Maui's keiki are invited to the greatest Easter egg hunt ever! The Makawao Community Association, in cooperation with the Maui Roping Club, will hold its Second Annual Easter Egg Hunt at Oskie Rice Arena on Saturday, April 7, from 9 to 11 a.m. All keiki ages 10 and under are welcome to attend with their parents. Registration will be held between 8 and 9 a.m.
This free event is sponsored by Kaono'ulu Ranch, Haleakala Ranch and Ric Rac Records.
The hunt will be conducted by age groups--ages 4 and under; ages 5, 6 and 7; and ages 8, 9 and 10--to create an enjoyable experience for all the participants. Hunters must bring their own baskets to collect hidden plastic eggs that will be traded in for candy.
Maui’s keiki are invited to the Second Annual Easter Egg Hunt at Oskie Rice Arena, sponsored by the Makawao Community Association in cooperation with the Maui Roping Club. All keiki ages 10 and under are welcome to attend with their parents. The event will be held on Saturday, April 7, from 9 to 11 a.m.; registration will be held between 8 and 9 a.m.
"This event is bringing the whole community together," said Rick Hanson, Makawao Community Association board member and Media Committee chairman.
Participating Makawao merchants are providing certificates that will be found in special eggs at the hunt. These certificates can be used for the purchase of goods or services at the contributing Makawao stores.
Makawao Community Association Board Member Theresa Thompson came up with the idea for the annual Easter Egg Hunt. "Last year's event was attended by approximately 500 children under the age of 10, and it went so well, we expect this year's to be extraordinary," said Thompson.
"The assistance of students from King Kekaulike High School in hiding over 2,000 eggs and passing out 100 pounds of candy during last year's hunt was a true reflection of bringing the community together," Hanson said.
The volunteer efforts of many who gave freely of their time created such a special experience for the children.
"We are so pleased that they will be helping again this year," Thompson and Hanson agreed. "Hope to see you all there!"
For additional information, contact Theresa Thompson 283-4942 or 572-9565.