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Tuesday, April 19, 2011

Dolly Sanchez Memorial Easter Egg Hunts Peoria Arizona

Here’s your chance to meet Mr. and Mrs. Bunny, so don’t forget your camera!! This event runs from 8:00am-12:00 noon on Saturday, April 23, 2011 and will be held at the Peoria Sports Complex. Held annually the Saturday before Easter, this event offers something for everyone. There are candy hunts for eight (8) different age groups.

Other highlights of the event will include entertainment, make & take crafts, Great Arizona Puppet Theater, carnival games,  inflatable's, a petting zoo, pony rides, train rides and much more.

Admission and parking are free when you bring canned food to benefit the St. Mary’s/Westside Food Bank Alliance. Some activities require a nominal fee. Food and beverages will also be available for purchase.

The Easter Egg Hunts were initiated in 1976 by Dolly Sanchez, who was a member of the Peoria Community Action Program and Parks and Recreation Board. Because of the success of the hunts, coupled with the city’s growth, the Peoria Community Services Department/Special Events was asked to help in 1983. Thus, a twenty-three year partnership has developed to improve and expand this fun-filled family event. Through the years, the Easter Egg Hunts have expanded from one park, Varney, to seven neighborhood parks, and finally in 1994 to the Peoria sports Complex. The hunts have experienced steady growth since its conception in 1976.

The Sanchez family remains an integral part of the Easter Egg Hunts and the community. The Community Action Program continues to assist the families of Peoria and is located in the Peoria Community Center.

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