On a beautiful sunny Sunday, thousands came to Downtown Cathedral City for Easter Kidapalooza presented by Quick Quack Car Wash that gave away 30,000 Easter Eggs filled with candy, toys, and four eggs with a special message of winning a new bicycle. Children enjoyed the Easter Egg Hunts, photos with the Easter Bunny, three hours of bouncy houses, splash playing in the Gregory S. Pettis Fountain of Life, enjoying a picnic in the park, DJ Music by Jacobsway Productions (Shauna McGloin), and making Earth Day art from recycled products at S.C.R.A.P. Gallery’s pop-up studio.
Mayor Mark Carnevale and his wife Rhonda welcomed everyone and conducted the Easter Egg Hunt for the bigger children as well as helped coordinate the many Easter Egg Hunts for toddlers throughout the afternoon. Also assisting the mayor with the main Easter Egg Hunt were Councilmember Raymond Gregory, City Manager Charlie McClendon, and public safety officials from our own police and fire departments. One thing became apparent at Cathedral City’s Easter Kidapalooza, Town Square Park is no longer large enough for the main Easter Egg Hunt due to the volume of participants. We are looking forward to next year’s Easter Kidapalooza at the new Cathedral City Community Amphitheater park adjacent to the parking garage.
Putting on this wonderful family event takes many community volunteers to make this a special day for the children and parents in Cathedral City. If you see these volunteers out and about, please thank them for giving back to the community. They include Jamie Birch, Antonio Baciu, Nancy Ross, Valerie Schechter, Jo Anne Kennon, Eric Davis, and Alan Carvalho.
It also takes the support of our business partners who helped sponsor Easter Kidapalooza including Quick Quack Car Wash, Frazier Pest Control, ACE Hardware in Cathedral City, and AT&T.