The City of Santa Clarita’s 30th annual Eggstravaganza on Saturday gave hundreds of kids the chance to scramble for some eggs.
“It’s a community tradition,” said Patrick Downing, city arts and events supervisor. “The community donates prizes and it brings us together.”
This year, there were 22,000 brightly colored plastic eggs scattered across the lawns of Central Park for children 10 and under to collect, raising the number of eggs from last year by 2,000.
“This is my very favorite day,” said Chloe Ibarra, 6. “There are more eggs than I can count — no, there are more eggs than anyone can count.”
Ibarra has been coming to the event since she was 3 with her big brother, Ivan, who also said he looks forward to the event every year.
While volunteers spent hours dispersing the eggs across the field, those eggs were snatched up in a matter of minutes after the children were let loose.
“I love seeing how fast they all just disappear,” said mother Susan Cooper. “All my kids love to race each other to see how fast they can grab their eggs. It’s so fun to watch.”
The fields were broken down into four age groups so children had a fair chance at collecting their eggs.
Families were encouraged to bring food to donate to the SCV Food Pantry.
“They will be leaving here with a full van of food,” Downing said.
Scattered throughout the numerous eggs were 200 tickets, giving children the chance to win a special prize basket.