38th Annual Dolly Sanchez Memorial Easter Egg Hunts
Saturday, April 19, 2014
8:00 a.m. - Noon
Here’s your chance to meet Mr. and Mrs. Bunny, so don’t forget your camera! This family event runs from 8:00am-12:00pm and will be held at the Peoria Sports Complex. Held annually the Saturday before Easter, this event offers something for everyone. There are candy hunts for eight (8) different age groups and one for individuals with disabilities.
Highlights of the event will include a petting zoo, pony rides, train rides, make & take crafts, face painting, carnival games, fun inflatable's, and much more!
Admission and parking are free when you bring canned food to benefit the St. Mary’s/Westside Food Bank Alliance. Some activities require a nominal fee. Food and beverages will also be available for purchase.
Candy Hunt Times:
Age1 - 8:20 a.m.
Age 5 - 9:50 a.m.
Age 2 - 8:45 a.m.
Age 6 - 10:10 a.m.
Age 3 - 9:10 a.m.
Ages 7-8 - 10:25 a.m.
Age 4 - 9:30 a.m.
Ages 9-10 - 10:40 a.m.
Individuals with Disabilities - 11:00 a.m.
Family Scavenger Hunt (8:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.)
How the Easter Egg Hunts Began…
The Easter Egg Hunts were initiated in 1976 by Dolly Sanchez, who was a member of the Peoria Community Action Program and Parks and Recreation Board. Because of the success of the hunts, coupled with the city’s growth, the Peoria Community Services Department/Special Events was asked to help in 1983. Thus, a 30 year partnership has developed to improve and expand this fun-filled family event. Through the years, the Easter Egg Hunts have expanded from one park, Varney, to seven neighborhood parks, and finally in 1994 to the Peoria sports Complex. The hunts have experienced steady growth since its conception in 1976.
The Sanchez family remains an integral part of the Easter Egg Hunts and the community. The Community Action Program continues to assist the families of Peoria and is located in the Peoria Community Center.
The Sanchez Family poses for the camera at the Peoria Sports Complex
Special Events Supervisor
Specil Events Programmer