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Burbank hosts an Eggs-plosion of fun

Molly Shore

Colorful Easter eggs, candy, toys, prizes and valuable coupons will

be hidden throughout Johnny Carson Park on Saturday, just waiting for

boys and girls to find them at the fifth annual Easter Eggs-plosion


of Fun.

“There’s tons of gift certificates from local businesses,” said

Kristen Smith, recreation supervisor of the city’s Park, Recreation

and Community Services Department, of the goodies inside the eggs.


The festivities are a joint venture of the department and KDIS,

Radio Disney AM 1110. The event is from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.

This year, Binney and Smith’s Crayola, a staple of childhood

artistic expression, celebrates a century of color. The Crayola

Art-rageous Adventure, a 25-city bus tour, will make a stop at the

park where children can take home gift bags containing Crayola

products and coupons.

“It’s a free, fun festival for the whole family,” Radio Disney


producer Natalie Eig said.

Stanley, the cartoon character from Playhouse Disney, will make a

special appearance this year, Eig said. Joining Stanley will be the

Power Rangers from the new Power Rangers Ninja Storm, she added.

Families can also enjoy the Easter Bonnet Parade. Participants

will make their bonnets at home and wear them to the park, Smith

said. Other events include the egg-toss contest, the Bunny Hop Clinic

and photos with the Easter Bunny for $3, Smith said.


Giant inflatable rides, face painting and a children’s activities

area will keep children amused. The Police and Fire departments,

along with the animal shelter and the California Highway Patrol, will

host booths to offer safety tips for children, Smith said.