The Easter Bunny will be working his furry little tail off this year, hiding eggs for three free hunts throughout the Sonoma Valley.
The annual Soroptimist International Sonoma Valley Easter Egg Hunt hops into Sonoma Plaza on Saturday, April 19. After hiding candy and prize eggs about the park, Bunny, resplendent in brand new suit, will personally greet children in advance of the 10 a.m. hunt.
Bunny, reached at his executive hutch, said he wouldn’t miss the fun for all the carrots in the world.
For the hunt, children will be placed in one of four age groups: 2-3 years old; 4-5 years old; 6-7 years old; and 8 years and older. Eight special eggs (two in each division) will be hidden among dozens of candy-filled plastic eggs. Kids finding the “special” eggs will receive Easter Gift Baskets.
“Reusable, recycled eggs,” Bunny said, “that’s what I call sustainable agriculture.”
The bunny will also work his seasonal magic Saturday in Glen Ellen, and Sunday in Kenwood.
Meanwhile, sources close to Bunny said that he is weaving baskets and perfecting his recipe for egg salad. He will also visit leaders of the chicken community, members of which feel slighted that a rabbit is taking credit for laying the most celebrated eggs of the year.
While in town, Bunny hopes to find time to visit relatives at the community garden, and perhaps drop by a local spa. “After my busy weekend, I like to relax with a nice cup of wheatgrass juice, extra grass, and a four-paw pedicure — all that digging really does a number on my nails” he said. “Plus a little rub behind the ears is nice, too.”
PHOTO: Juliette Andrews and Tami Cotter of the Soroptimist Club prepare for the hunt with E. Bunny.
Hoppy hunting grounds
Each hunt has special areas for different ages groups. Bring a basket, and be ready to start exactly on time.
Saturday, April 19
Glen Ellen: 10 a.m. at Dunbar School. On Friday, April 18, children can help dye 120-dozen eggs that will be used in the hunt. 1 p.m., Glen Ellen Fire Station.
Sonoma: 10 a.m. on Sonoma Plaza.
Sunday April 20
Kenwood: 9 a.m. in Plaza Park.