East Coast Christian Center Viera presents Brevard’s biggest Easter egg hunt


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It’s billed as Brevard County’s biggest Easter egg hunt.

East Coast Christian Center Viera and Viera Pizza have partnered to present Easter Egg ’Stravaganza from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. April 15 at Viera High School, 6103 Stadium Parkway.

The free event is open to children up to age 12, who will scramble to gather more than 10,000 plastic eggs scattered across the Viera High School football field.  All participants will receive a gift bag with candy, and kids get a special bag for collecting golden eggs. There’s also free pizza from Viera Pizza, games, bounce houses, music, snow cones, popcorn and cotton candy.

“Having over 10,000 eggs is a massive event,” said Christian Hurston, director of student ministries at the church. “We wanted to go all out.”

Hundreds of dollars of gift cards will be given away, with the grand prize a free ride on a helicopter from Beach Helicopter Tours of Merritt Island, Hurston said.   

Separate egg hunts will be offered for children up to 2 years old and from 3 to 5. Parents can register their kids for the egg hunts and qualify for the helicopter-ride prize by going to vieraegghunt.eventbrite.com.

About 500 people took part in the church’s first egg hunt in 2016, Hurston said. This year, the church expects up to 1,500 people.

Call 321-452-1060 for more information.

Elsewhere in Viera and Suntree, Uno Pizzeria & Grill, 8260 Wickham Road, hosts an Easter event from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. April 11 at the restaurant at 8260 Wickham Road in Viera. Children can visit with the Easter Bunny and take part in an egg hunt, which starts at 6:30 p.m.  The hunt will be broken down by age. Kids eat free with the purchase of each adult entrée. Call 321-255-1400  for more information.

On April 15, a flashlight egg hunt will be part of the free fun during Superhero Night at Jack Mahon Park, 7550 Spyglass Hill Road in Suntree. The searches start at 6 p.m., with four separate hunts for “crawlers” and kids ages 2 to 4, 5 to 7 and 8 to 12 years old. Participants should have their own basket and flashlight.

The Easter Bunny will be on hand for photos and there will be gift card prizes for the pre-teen egg hunt, as well as prizes for the best superhero lookalikes. In keeping with the event's theme, Brevard County Parks and Recreation will present “Guardians of the Galaxy” as part of its “Movies in the Park” series.

The event is presented by the Suntree Master Homeowners Association and Suntree United Methodist Church. For more information, go to suntreeflorida.com or call 321-242-8960.

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