This morning in Galt, a coalition of community leaders are hosting Springtime Eggstravaganza to encourage local shoppers to spend their money in the community. The event will feature raffles, an egg hunt and an Easter Basket Race.
Shop Local, a collection of members from the Galt Chamber of Commerce, City of Galt and Galt Business Builders, is looking to stir interest in the community, said vice mayor Barbara Payne.
Besides having self defense demonstrations from Iron Dragon and music by Pitt Bull Productions, the Springtime Eggstravaganza will also host a classic car show and a walking parade. Guests can also win $100 by participating in the Golden Egg Hunt.
Similar to a scavenger hunt, the Golden Egg Hunt requires participants to get a card signed off at 15 participating businesses. Once each business has signed off on the card, they are put in a hopper and a winner is drawn at 2 p.m., Payne said. People can pick up their passes as early as the pancake breakfast, she said. There is no cost to enter the Golden Egg Hunt.
The Easter Basket race is another highlight of the day's festivities.
"It's basically a race of Easter Baskets on wheels," said Payne. "One woman is using her wash tub on wheels and decorating it like an Easter Basket."
The requirements for the 1 p.m. race are simple: The vehicle must be manpowered, and it must resemble an Easter Basket.
Other activities include:
- Egg hunt for children younger than 3 at 9 a.m.
- Photo opportunities with the Easter Bunny starting at 9:45 a.m.
- Games and races from 10 to 11 a.m.
- Walking parade at 11 a.m.
- Egg hunt for children ages 4 and 5 at 11:45 a.m.
The Springtime Eggstravaganza will start at 7 a.m. with a pancake breakfast at the Estrellita Ballroom, located at 415 C St. The pancake breakfast will benefit the "Safe and Sober Gradnight" campaign.