Non-profit postponing Easter Egg hunt until Monday to avoid windy weather

Non-profit postponing Easter Egg hunt until Monday to avoid windy weather

TRI-CITIES, Wash. — If Sunday's windy weather affected your Easter plans, you're not alone.

The Family Resource Center of Tri-Cities (FRC) postponed their seventh annual Easter Egg Hunt until Monday, a day most Tri-Cities children are out of school for Spring Break.

The non-profit said they were delaying the Easter Egg hunt because of Sunday's wind storm, which they worried could scare away crowds.

told Action News the fund-raiser is actually six hunts, with three events happening Monday and three more on Tuesday.

Executive Director Yadira Galvan said when her children were younger, she noticed most Easter activities— even those for kids with special needs — became a competition.

Galvan said FRC's event is different because organizers hide empty plastic eggs for kids to find and trade in for a bag of sweet and sensory-friendly treats.

She said her team is working to make sure it appeals to kids of all abilities, so the entire family can come.

"We want to include them in all the activities that we do, so we don't label things 'special needs'. We just find a way to do it where we can include [everyone]," Galvan explained. "Their siblings, and their cousins can participate, so if they get one egg or twenty eggs [everyone gets] the same amount."

Galvan said proceeds from the fund-raiser go toward keeping their services free for those in need.

  • What: 7th Easter Festival 2018
  • When: Monday, April 2, and Tuesday, April 3 at 12 p.m., 12:30 p.m. and 1 p.m.
  • Where: The Family Resource Center of the Tri-Cities, 508 East 1st Ave., Kennewick, Wash. (Benton Franklin Transit Route 41, use the stop on the Corner of 3rd & Date Street)
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