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The HB Kiwanis Club Drive-Thru Easter Event

 

by: HB News staff writer
Posted: April 5, 2021

 

Cars line up early to enter the Drive Thru Easter Hunt

 

HUNTINGTON BEACH...A line of cars arrived early to the Sports Complex for a special Easter Hunt and Family Fun Day last Saturday, April 3rd. presented by the the City of Huntington Beach Community Service Department and the Kiwanis Club of Huntington Beach.

Kiwanis Chair John Etheridge makes last minute checks

 

Kiwanis Chair John Etheridge along with members of the Kiwanis Club had spent many long days planning this year's Easter family event for both young and old.

Long before the 9 a.m. start of the Easter event, vendors arrived in their vehicles to find their space, unload their tables, chairs and candy to be handed out to the youngsters inside their family's vehicles.

One of the first sights the children see as the event opens in the Easter Bunny who greets them at the entrance. The path that the vehicles takes inside the sports complex winds up and down car lanes where cars pause at each vendors to receive sweet treats.

Each vendor, their employees and other officials wear a mask to protect others from the COV-ID 19 virus or maybe it's to keep them from eating all the sweet treats first.

There was one booth with food of hot dogs and hot coffee for the helpers that was manned by Johnny and Martie Etheridge

Throughout the first hour more and more vehicles arrived filled with children waiting to be greeted by the Easter Bunny and receive his sweet candy treats.

Congresswoman Michelle Steel passes out candy to waiting children

 

Helping Congresswoman Steel were Austin Mejia, Matt Ciepielowski and Sarah Evleth

 

Congresswoman Michelle Steel from the 49th District along with her Field Representative Austin Mejia, District Director Matt Ciepielowski and Sarah Evleth helped pass out candy to waiting cars.

Some of the local vendors at this year's Easter Event include:

Linda Chrisman, Diane Dwyer and Lynne Stoner from the Huntington Beach Assistance League along with the hard working crew

 

Members of Paws Chateau hands out treats

 

Jonathan Price and Vanessa Hernandez from HB Propane

 

The Waymakers Huntington Beach Youth Shelter group

 

The Huntington Beach K9 Association

 

Members from Community Service had their booth there too

 

Helping to keep those pesky Easter bunnies in line Interim Police Chief Julian Harvey and his officers. We are happy to report that all were good little bunnies.

Congresswoman Steel stops by to speaks with Chief Harvey

 

Local News columnist Chris MacDonald chats with Chief Harvey

 

But for some of the kids it wouldn't be an Easter without dunking some of our Surf City officials. Sure enough a dunk tank or really its a chair dunked Fire Chief Scott Haberle many times during his shift with pure Huntington Beach water.

 

Under that red coat and hood is our lovely Huntington Beach Mayor Kim Carr waiting to get dunked

 

But throughout the day's event we never did learn which came first - the bunny or the egg!

 

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