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April 2nd, 2009 by Temple City Tribune
Kids and their families will be in for loads of healthy fun when the annual City of Monrovia Spring Egg Hunt and Santa Anita Family YMCA Healthy Kids Day combine as one big event on Saturday, April 11. The fun takes place from 10 a.m. to 12 noon at Recreation Park, 620 S. Shamrock Ave., in Monrovia.
In addition to the popular egg hunt which annually attracts as many as 2,000 kids, this year’s event will offer a wide variety of activities for all ages, including games, contests, stage performances and demonstrations. Family games will include an egg relay, three-legged race, and wheelbarrow race. There will also be carnival games. Purchase a wristband for $10 for unlimited carnival games and booths.
Dozens of exhibitors will offer free giveaways and information to help keep kids healthy, active and safe. Among the exhibitors will be the Monrovia Unified School District Nutrition Network, City of Monrovia Fire Dept., Monrovia Reads and Plays, Juice it Up, Trader Joes, Premier Design, and Healthy Families affiliated with Nancy Bond Insurance in Monrovia.
Parents can get a head-start on summer by registering kids for one of the many exciting summer camp experiences offered by the Santa Anita Family YMCA. A non-refundable $5 deposit will reserve a camp spot. Those who register will receive a free backpack, water bottle, and Frisbee, and a chance to win a Disneyland Family Fun-Pack.
For more information call the Santa Anita Family YMCA at (626) 359-9244 or the City of Monrovia Department of Community Services at (626) 256-8246.