LB - Orthopaedic Specialists of Central Arizona

Home | Classifieds | Place an ad | Obituaries | Public Notices | Galleries | Opinions | Real Estate Search | 928 Media Lab | Contact Us | Subscribe
Prescott Valley Tribune | Prescott Valley, Arizona

home : latest news : local April 29, 2016


4/16/2014 8:41:00 AM
Easter eggs and art
EGGstravaganza, arts festival draw thousands to Civic Center
Trib Photo/Briana Lonas
Shayla Fryear, 10, cuddles up to a baby goat in the petting zoo during the EGGstravaganza and Family Arts Festival at the Prescott Valley Civic Center Saturday.
Trib Photo/Briana Lonas
Shayla Fryear, 10, cuddles up to a baby goat in the petting zoo during the EGGstravaganza and Family Arts Festival at the Prescott Valley Civic Center Saturday.
Trib Photo/Briana Lonas
Caden Flynn, 6, chalks up some fun at the Family Arts Festival on Saturday.
Trib Photo/Briana Lonas
Caden Flynn, 6, chalks up some fun at the Family Arts Festival on Saturday.
Briana Lonas
Reporter

High winds didn't hamper the fun-filled festivities during the 11th annual EGGstravaganza and Family Arts Festival Saturday. The event proved a giant success as nearly 2,000 people showed up to enjoy the egg hunt, delicious treats, art booths and a petting zoo.

"It was a huge turnout, awesome to see," said Brian Witty, Parks and Recreation director. "There were folks parked around both sides of the street. It was a fabulous event."

The verdant grounds of the Civic Center featured a fun variety of family activities including an inflatable bounce play land from Freedom Station and musical entertainment from local schools. Kids of all ages enjoyed the Family Arts Festival featuring a face painting booth, chalk painting, and other special craft projects.

The Prescott Valley Historical Society also set up a booth and encouraged youth to stop by and paint petroglyphs on flagstone pieces. The Prescott Valley Arts and Culture Commission organized the festival.

The petting zoo offered adorable baby goats, chickens, a sheep, llama and one happy pig. Children and parents entered the animal enclosure and no one could resist the barnyard charms; the critters worked the crowd and drew hundreds of smiles.

Whimsical, crafty wind chimes tinkled in the breeze, created by art students from Bradshaw Mountain High School. JTED culinary art students and the Cub Scouts provided delicious snacks and Pete West, guitar instructor, entertained the crowds.

Close to 9,000 colorful eggs graced the lawn for the popular EGGstravaganza event and eager children of all ages waited for the big moment to run and fill their baskets. The Easter Bunny also appeared for the special day and many children happily posed for pictures.

Performances included the Coyote Springs Elementary School Choir, Bradshaw Mountain High School drum line, the Humboldt Elementary School Marimba Band with band director Bart Brush, the Franklin School Jazz Band and Miss Su's ballet and tap.

In addition, Mountain View Elementary students provided robotic demonstrations, Franklin School featured hands-on woodworking projects and high school students from Bradshaw Mountain demonstrated theatrical make-up techniques, according to Arts and Culture Commissioner Suzanne Duskey.

She mentioned also that the unique tie-dye T-shirt booth raised money for the Bradshaw Mountain High School senior scholarship fund.

"There were a lot of different things this year," Duskey said.

Related Stories:
• Photos: EGGstravagant!


    Most Viewed     Recently Commented
•   Glassford Hill Trail isn't open, but that's not stopping hikers (402 views)

•   PV businessman gives freedom to those who fought for it (358 views)

•   Mayer to celebrate Western Trade Days (227 views)

•   Voters to weigh in on Prop. 123 (194 views)

•   Prop. 124, fix for pensions, has broad support (172 views)





Article Comment Submission Form
Comments are not posted immediately. Submissions must adhere to our Use of Service Terms of Use agreement. Rambling or nonsensical comments may not be posted. Comments are limited to Facebook character limits. In order for us to reasonably manage this feature we may limit excessive comment entries.
Submit an Article Comment
First Name:
Required
Last Name:
Required
Telephone:
Required
Email:
Required
Comment:
Required
Passcode:
Required
Anti-SPAM Passcode Click here to see a new mix of characters.
This is an anti-SPAM device. It is not case sensitive.
   


Advanced Search

HSE - We want to hear from you
Find more about Weather in Prescott Valley, AZ
Click for weather forecast





Find It Features Blogs Milestones Extras Submit Other Publications Local Listings
Classifieds | Place an ad | Public Notices | Galleries | Opinions | Real Estate Search | Contact Us | Subscribe | e-newsletter | RSS | Site Map


© Copyright 2016 Prescott Newspapers, Inc. The Prescott Valley Tribune is the information source for Prescott Valley area communities in Northern Arizona. Original content may not be reprinted or distributed without the written permission of Prescott Newspapers, Inc. Prescott Newspapers Online is a service of Prescott Newspapers, Inc. By using the Site, pvtrib.com ®, you agree to abide and be bound by the Site's terms of use and Privacy Policy, which prohibit commercial use of any information on the Site. Click here to submit your questions, comments or suggestions. Prescott Newspapers Online is a proud publication of Western News&Info Inc.® All Rights Reserved.

Software © 1998-2016 1up! Software, All Rights Reserved