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Easter Egg Hunt, Matlacha style, set for Lovegrove Gallery

April 12, 2017
By ED FRANKS ( , Pine Island Eagle

This Saturday, April 15, from 8:30-10 a.m., the annual Easter Egg Hunt will be held at Lovegrove Gallery & Gardens in Matlacha. Children 10 years old and younger may participate.

Last year about 150 children attended the annual event.

"We expect at least as many this year," Lovegrove said. "This has been a very successful event and the kids just have a fabulous time looking for 1,000 plastic easter eggs."

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Island gallery owner Leoma Lovegrove, front right, and the Hot Flashz at last year’s Easter Egg Hunt.

Once again, Lovegrove Gallery & Gardens has partnered with Lee County entertainment troupe the Hot Flashz for the 6th Annual Bunny Hop Easter Egg Hunt.

"This will be the sixth year Hot Flashz is performing at the Easter Egg Hunt," Lovegrove said. "Hot Flashz is the premier non-profit entertainment troupe of women all over the age of 45."

The Hot Flashz raises money to help support its primary charities, Camp Boggy Creek, founded by the late Paul Newman and General H. Norman Schwarzkopf. Camp Boggy Creek is a Florida camp for children with life-threatening illnesses. The group also supports Special Operations Warrior Foundation, which provides full college scholarship grants as well as education and family counseling to the children of military personnel who die in service.

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"The Hot Flashz always perform a great show," Lovegrove said. "The audience is always dazzled by their charm and delivery and this is all about the kids. The Easter Egg Hunt is the most fun event we do all year and the children have a great time. Also, just so everyone knows, Hot Flashz pays for their own costumes so every dollar raised go to charity."

Lovegrove Gallery & Gardens is at 4637 Pine Island Road, N.W., on Matlacha Island.

There will also be a raffle for items and gift certificates from various area businesses. Pre-raffle tickets will be sold at LaFrance Cleaners, 106 Hancock Bridge, W., Cape Coral, and BB & T Bank, 2510 Santa Barbara Blvd., Cape Coral.

The event is free and space is limited so come early. The garden gates will open promptly at 8:30 a.m.

All children must be accompanied by an adult.



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