Rain delay can’t stop Eastwood fun

Photo courtesy of Eastwood Neighborhood Association

Eastwood Neighborhood Association (ENA) in Dallas hosted its Annual Easter Egg Hunt on Monday, April 3 at Dixon Branch Greenbelt Park. Due to a rain delay, the event was rescheduled from Sunday to Monday, but it was worth the wait, as more than 100 neighbors, parents and children joined in the festivities. Eastwood’s Annual Easter Egg Hunt started at 6 p.m., with toddlers to 5-year-olds going first, followed by kids aged six and up. With more than 800 Easter eggs hidden around Dixon Branch Greenbelt Park, kids enjoyed the fun of finding the eggs. Special Golden Eggs were also hidden for adults to discover, which contained gift cards and more surprises donated by local East Dallas businesses. These elusive eggs were placed in high locations, adding an extra challenge to the hunt and making the final rush to find them all the more exciting. The event had plenty of activities for kids, including Easter-themed cornhole, sidewalk chalk, bubbles, hula hoops and other games. Freshly-made lemonade, iced coffee from El Porton, cotton candy, fruit juices and bundtinis from Nothing Bundt Cakes were also available. The cotton candy was a hit at the festival, with a never-ending line that lasted for more than 45 minutes as neighbors eagerly waited for their turn to taste the sweet treat. — John Walls