Judith Muñoz comes with her family every year to barbecue. Especially after the 2010 earthquake, she said that thinking you can lose everything you have gives a new meaning to spending time with the family.
“It also gives you an excuse to make food,” Muñoz said jokingly.
The spaces at the park are available on a first-come, first-served basis. People get there early to secure a spot.
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Imperial resident, Carlos Martinez said his sister were there since 7 a.m. They organized the table, the chairs and even a makeshift volleyball court. Then, they went to church and came back to stay there for the rest of the day.
“We went to church,” Martinez said. “Now, we’re celebrating family time.”
They also do their own egg hunt for the children.
Hazel Avalos was selling eggs filled with confetti and the Martinez family was one of her customers at the park. She collects the eggs during the whole year and a month before Easter she paints them and puts the confetti inside them.
Each dozen of eggs costs $3 and she uses the money for school.
“I like crafts and all art things,” Avalos said.
Avalos makes around 600 eggs and sells them at the park. She also takes advance orders. She said the families have been excited about them.
Gabby Sosa’s family didn’t get to the park until around noon, but they still found a place to stay. They decided to go with ceviche instead of barbecue.
Her children were playing around under the tent throwing plastic eggs to each other. In the midst of laughs from her family while watching the children play, Sosa said that is what the holidays are about.
“We just want to relax and watch the kids play,” Sosa said.
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