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29th annual Easter Egg Hunt by the Kiwanis Club of Greater Merced


It’s a time-honored tradition.

Hundreds of youngsters — along with their smart phone carrying family members — gathered for the 29th annual Kiwanis Club of Greater Merced’s Easter Egg Hunt at Applegate Park last Saturday.

There were 5,000 plastic Easter eggs with candy and prizes, music by D.J. Zilla Thetaco Dilla, and of course, they opened up Kiwanis Kiddieland for all to enjoy.

Dave Fuentes and Jim Eckman were the chairpersons for the annual event. Special thanks goes to the Merced, Golden Valley, Atwater, Livingston High School Key Club’s and the Merced Police Explorer members who helped get things ready and supervise the activities.

Kiddieland park officially opened in 1957, and this year its celebrating the 62nd year of entertaining children and parents alike.

Every year brings new improvements for all to enjoy.  All tickets are still only 50 cents. All the revenue received goes towards the maintenance and upgrading of the rides and fixtures. The rest of the revenue goes to community projects for children and young adults.

Kiddieland operates most (weather permitting) Saturdays and Sundays from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. through October.


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