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Easter egg hunt report 2022

Kenwood and Sonoma Valley firefighters hid thousands of eggs


By Bridget Paul and Melissa Dowling

After two long-awaited years, the Kenwood Fire Department hid 75-dozen colored eggs at the Kenwood Depot Park for a favorite annual event on April 16. “Of the 75 dozen eggs the department colored, probably 74 dozen were hidden because there is always some breakage.” According to Tony Ghisla, a volunteer with Kenwood Fire Department.

The Kenwood event had three age-level hunts to create a fair playing field. Umbrellas, boots, and baskets were all that could be seen among the 75 or more people who came out to enjoy the Easter Eve event in the park. Many kids didn’t know what they were missing because two years is a long time to recall the spring traditions in the ‘hood, while parents were excitingly talking about the 4th of July being ‘back’ and this small gathering was a foreshadow of the fun to come.

Just after the Kenwood hunt was over, the Sonoma Valley Fire Department held a hunt at Dunbar school in Glen Ellen. Firefighters and volunteers hid over 1,000 eggs that were generously donated by Glen Ellen Market. Wine Country Chocolates donated chocolate fire engines for the lucky children who found one of the “golden eggs” hidden around the Dunbar campus.

Easter egg hunt report 2022
Photo by Paul Goguen.
And they’re off! Egg hunters in the rain searching Plaza Park in Kenwood for the annual Easter Egg Hunt sponsored by the Kenwood Fire Department. About 75 hunters and parents from all over Sonoma Valley joined in the fun.


Easter egg hunt report 2022
Cecilia Emer, age 4, and her mom, Courtney Emer, waiting to start the hunt at Dunbar Elementary School on April 16, 2022. Photo by Paul Goguen