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For the first 300 to registered for the eighth annual eggs-cavation Easter event in Garden Grove, there was plenty of activity at the Atlantis Play Center in Garden Grove Park.

Hunting for Easter eggs of all types, from yummy chocolate to plastic eggs filled with goodies, and a few "golden" eggs with a special prize, was divided into age groups of 3-to-4, 5-to-6, 7-to-8 and 9-to-10 year-olds, spaced 15 minutes apart, making it easy for each age group to navigate the planned Easter treat areas.

For the first 300 to registered for the eighth annual eggs-cavation Easter event in Garden Grove, there was plenty of activity at the Atlantis Play Center in Garden Grove Park.

Hunting for Easter eggs of all types, from yummy chocolate to plastic eggs filled with goodies, and a few "golden" eggs with a special prize, was divided into age groups of 3-to-4, 5-to-6, 7-to-8 and 9-to-10 year-olds, spaced 15 minutes apart, making it easy for each age group to navigate the planned Easter treat areas.

For those who had a keen eye, even the top of the monkey-bars yielded sweet treats.

In addition to the regular slides and fun at Atlantis, there was an Easter Bunny picture-taking location in the park, three bounce houses, decorating cookies with sprinkles and frosting, carnival-type challenge games, and arts and crafts for the young ones.

Ada Ramos attended the event with her two children and was grateful to the city for providing the activity.

"I want the people who put this together to know that I really appreciate that they do this every year, which helps to bring the community together," she said.

Eggs-cavation is put on by the city of Garden Grove through its Community Services Department.

Jason Harper of Garden Grove said this is the first time in 35 years he's been back to the park, but that he used to come to the park when he was a child. This year, it was to bring his son, Jacob, 4, to the Eggs-cavation, with wife Marcia.

Always a favorite with children is the balloon art, tended to by Eric John Williams of "Twist and Shout Balloons." Children patiently stood in line to make their requests and watch Williams’ artistry before their very eyes.

Not only was it an Easter egg hunt, it was also a "Bunny Hunt" for two special rabbits by the names of Rupert and Regina, both of whom were hidden in the park. Finding those two was guaranteed to earn an awesome prize. Those bunnies were yellow and pink.

Children also took part in having their faces painted in their choice of characters, animals, etc.

It turned out to be a nice warm day for all of the Easter festivities. In the carnival game area, one of the games involved two large squirt activities, where youngsters could navigate small plastic ships with carefully-aimed squirts of water, not even minding the water dripping on their hands and feet. A true game of skill.