20,000 eggs draws hundreds together

Scarlett Sedek, 5, smiles for the camera at the annual Eggstravanganza in Central Park on Saturday. Samie Gebers/The Signal
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Hundreds of children gathered 20,000 eggs in under two minutes from the lawns of Central Park on Saturday.

Volunteers spent two hours dropping the thousands of eggs into the grass, all for children 10 and under to spend a joyous few minutes collecting the brightly colored plastic eggs.

“It’s important for the community to come together,” said Jennifer Thompson, a volunteer administrator. “We come here to celebrate.”

The Eggstravaganza is an annual event and that has been of trademark of SCV families’ Easter for 28 years.

From left to right, Genessee Therasse, 5, and Philyssa Therasse, 5, wait for the Eggstravaganza to begin at Central Park on Saturday. Samie Gebers/The Signal

Kamila Sedak has made the Eggstavaganza a family tradition for her two girls.

“We’ve been coming out here for the past eight years since we moved to the Santa Clarita Valley,” Sedak said.

“I’ll even see friends that I haven’t seen since last Easter.”

David Therasse brought his two girls to the event, but his daughters were not the only ones having a good time.

“I like watching them have fun,” he said.

“We try to do as many things with them as possible. People come out here and do this for nothing, and for them to come out here for the kids means a lot.”

Children gather plastic eggs at the annual Eggstravaganza at Central Park on Saturday. Samie Gebers/The Signal
Thomas Field sits with his two daughters Adalyn Field, 5, and Ailee Field, 6, in Central Park at the Eggstravaganza on Saturday. Samie Gebers/The Signal
Katie Chavez, 10 months, smiles at the camera at the annual Eggstravaganza in Central Park on Saturday. Samie gebers/The Signal

 

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