East Edition Herald American

Three area cities plan early Easter activities

The cities of Downey, Pico Rivera and Whittier will get a jump on Easter activities March 19 with Easter egg hunts being planned in all three cities.

The Downey Community Services Department and the Downey Los Amigos Kiwanis Club will co-sponsor Brunch with the Easter Bunny and a Spring Extravaganza at Golden Park, 8840 Golden Ave., with brunch served at 9:30 and 11:30 a.m. and 12:30 p.m.

Meals are $8 for residents and $11 for non-residents. In addition to food there will be entertainment and photos of the Easter bunny.

Free community events run from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

They include carnival games, the Easter basket prize walk, information booths, a portable skate park and face painting.

Information: (562) 904-7238.

The city of Pico Rivera will hold its annual Easter Eggstravaganza March 19 at Pico Park, 9528 Beverly Blvd., from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.

The event will feature inflatable amusements, face painting, children’s crafts, food and an egg hunt, a city spokesperson said.

Those who participate have a chance to win a Golden Ticket, redeemable for cool prizes, the spokesperson said.

The Easter Bunny and friends will make an appearance and pose for photos.

Also included in this year’s event is the Tricycle Grand Prix. For a $5 entry fee, participants will have the opportunity to race in one of three age categories; 3 year olds, 4 year olds or 5 year olds.

All racers must provide their own helmets.

The event is free, with a nominal fee for food and amusement attractions.

Information: (562) 801-4430.

Fun, food and activities are offered at the annual Eggxtravaganza and Family Fair sponsored by the Whittier Parks, Recreation and Community Services Department, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. March 19 at Parnell Park, 15390 Lambert Road.

In the event of rain, the event will be March 26.

For a $5 wristband, children may visit with the Easter Bunny, play on inflatable attractions and get their face painted.

If four or more wristbands are purchased in a group, another wristband will be provided for free.

There will be information booths and egg hunts for different age groups throughout the day.

Vendors also will be on hand with food for purchase.

Information: (562) 567-9400.