Lemons to Easter eggs: Lions create virtual egg hunt

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The Lions volunteers stepped forward and addresses were sorted by location and at 7:30am on Saturday morning the team prepared with face makes, gloves and eggs were dispatched to Old Town, The Hill, Bridgeport, The Coves, Seal Beach Shores and Naval Housing. Courtesy photo

Armed with gloves, masks and Clorox wipes, the Chairs (and family) of the event stuffed 2,700 eggs

How does that happen? When the Covid-19 virus shut down all the activities in town including the Easter Egg Hunt new ways of doing things had to happen.

How could The Lions serve the children of Seal Beach but stay in compliance with the new rules we are being given? We have a stay at home order but how do we let the kids celebrate what might be their first experience with Easter?

We bring the Easter Egg Hunt to the children’s homes is how. So phone calls for approval are made and approvals were given. Let the egg stuffing begin. Armed with gloves, masks and Clorox wipes, the Chairs (and chairs’ family) of the event stuffed 2,700 eggs.

Meanwhile a social media campaign began on Facebook and Next-door Neighbor challenging the parents to put a bunny in their window if you would like Easter Eggs placed in your yard. A short video was made to show the parents the steps that were being taken to ensure compliance with egg stuffing that was shown on Facebook. The Sun Newspaper also announced the event.

The Lions volunteers stepped forward and addresses were sorted by location and at 7:30am on Saturday morning the team prepared with face makes, gloves and eggs were dispatched to Old Town, The Hill, Bridgeport, The Coves, Seal Beach Shores and Naval Housing.

We searched houses for bunnies in the window and children’s toys in the front yards and then hid eggs. Some eggs in bags and some were just loose hidden around the front yards. After the volunteers distributed most of the eggs, the Easter Bunny made an appearance in Old Town via a Baytown Realty golf cart. The bunny had a wave and a few photos, all the while maintaining public distancing.

The Seal Beach Lions do this for the children in our community at no cost. It would have been a shame for the kids to miss this Easter tradition because of the stay at home order, so we took the event to them.

The event was different from the last four years at Eisenhower Park, but somehow the kids didn’t seem to mind. The children loved the surprise of Easter Eggs on their lawn.

How did we get from lemons to Easter Eggs? We were handed lemons and instead of making lemonade we made them Easter Eggs.