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Giant Easter eggs pop up outside local homes for socially distant egg hunt

Posted at 7:34 AM, Apr 01, 2020

As the Easter holiday approaches, large, colorful eggs are popping up in local front yards, windows and driveways as symbols of hope and joy during this uncertain time.

Shauna Soltero lives in Templeton and came up with the idea to give local families a fun art project that the whole community could enjoy.

She's calling it the Virtual Easter Egg Scavenger Hunt.

"We're basically encouraging families to create an egg, however you want, out of whatever materials you have at home, make it large enough so that people can see it from the street when they are driving by," Soltero said. "There are hundreds of different eggs that I've seen already and they are really clever and it's really fun to watch."

Soltero originally intended it to be for Northern SLO County neighborhoods, but the socially distant egg hunt is quickly gaining traction online and spreading to other areas.

People are encouraged to go hunting for the eggs leading up to Easter on April 12.

Take pictures of the eggs and post them to the Virtural Easter Egg Scavenger Hunt Facebook page.

The families that find the most eggs will win prizes, including gift cards to local businesses and restaurants.

On Easter Sunday, Soltero asks that you submit your tally of eggs found and photos to her through the Facebook page. She will reach out to the top egg hunters with prize information.

Share your photos of the extra-large Easter eggs with #BeOnKSBY!