Oregon Coast Aquarium hosts “Easter Egg Hunt by the Sea” to benefit HELP in Lincoln County

News Release – April 10, 2017

For Immediate Release

Newport, Oregon—Kick off Easter at the Beach with the annual “Easter Egg Hunt by the Sea”, presented by Oregon Coast Aquarium and Mo’s Restaurants, held at the Aquarium, Saturday, April 15, 2017. This event will benefit Lincoln County’s Homeless Education & Literacy Project (HELP).  Children, up to 11 years of age, can search for eggs throughout the Aquarium’s grounds including the popular exhibit’s. This is a unique opportunity to experience one of Oregon’s top tourist attractions before public visiting hours.

Children will be separated into two age groups for maximum hunting advantage.  Doors open at 8am for check in.  Category 1:  Ages 6-11 years old will begin hunting for eggs at 8:30am; and Category 2:  Ages 0-5 will begin hunting for eggs at 9am.  Participants also get a photo with the Easter Bunny, a complimentary boxed breakfast, and the chance to participate in other exciting activities.  The Egg Hunt will run in designated areas at the Aquarium with doors open to the public at 10:00am.  This event has a maximum capacity of participants, so egg hunters are asked to sign up early and online at www.oregoncoastaquarium.org

Not only will this event be fun for the entire family, it also supports a vital program in Lincoln County; the Homeless Education & Literacy Project (HELP).  HELP is a program of Lincoln County School District designed to help homeless students overcome barriers to school attendance and academic success and relies partially on grants and donations to operate.  During the 2015-2016 school year, the LCSD HELP Program staff identified 970 homeless children in Lincoln County.  There are four Help Centers located in Newport, Toledo, Lincoln City, and Waldport to specifically provide aid to those students.  Each Center provides basic needs resources and education programs, filling the gaps in the community to meet students’ needs.  HELP centers are a stable place for students and families to get support.

Prices for this event are as follows:  $15 per child up to 11 years of age for the Easter Egg Hunt only, or $20 which includes Easter Egg Hunt & day admission to the Aquarium.  Accompanying guardians are free during the Egg Hunt and can purchase a $10 day admission (discounted price) to the Aquarium.

Presenting sponsors are the Oregon Coast Aquarium and Mo’s Restaurants.

For more information about this event, please contact celestemcentee@mos.com  Mo’s Restaurants at 541-265-7512 or the Oregon Coast Aquarium at 541-867-3474.