This year’s Easter Egg Hunt the best yet


Karin Bivens

On March 31 the SaddleBrooke Swim Club again sponsored the popular Easter Egg Hunt for grandkids. Easter was early this year and didn’t coincide with many schools’ spring breaks so there were concerns that participation might be low. Well, that was dispelled as this was the largest turn-out we’ve ever had! In the first group (Pre-school), there were over six dozen children. In the second group (K-3rd) there were close to five dozen. Interestingly, there were about a dozen twins! The weather was gorgeous and perfect. One of the highlights this year was the Easter Bunny (Bradley Fortis) who works in the MountainView restaurant. To mark this special day, Easter gifts were also given out to the kids. Filled with everything they could think of, in terms of sweet treats, what more could they have asked for. It was a lovely surprise from the Easter bunny. The grandkids loved the bunny! The bunny interacted with the children and was led around by his girlfriend Jessica Ward (It’s hard to see in that bunny costume!). Plus, I suspect the costume was hot since it was quite a warm day. The groups initially met in the Sonoran Room prior to the actual Easter Egg Hunt. A special thank you to Lyn Moreno who played games, sang songs and kept the waiting children busy and calm. Debi Truesdale was the organizer for the event and was supported by many SaddleBrooke Swim Club members who stuffed Easter eggs, greeted, directed children to where they needed to be, hid Easter eggs, helped escort the children outside for the hunt, handed out bags, offered support and encouragement in any way they could. I am not sure who had more fun…the children or the grown-ups! It was a great day! Thanks also to two SaddleBrooke Patrol Officers who supported the event: Ron Rivas and Lute Barnes and for the cooperation of MountainView General Manager of Food Services, Mario Velasco.