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Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives

Media Advisory

Los Angeles Field Division

For Immediate Release

Monday, March 12, 2018
Contact: Los Angles Field Division

Egg Hunt for Visually-Impaired Children with Beeping Eggs Created by ATF

IRVINE, Calif. - The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) invites media to the Third Annual Easter Egg Hunt for children with special needs sponsored by the Grace City Church.

Two years ago, San Diego ATF special agents and certified explosives specialists collaborated with San Diego County Sheriff’s Bomb & Arson Unit to assemble large beeping Easter eggs.  ATF donated the eggs to Grace City Church providing an opportunity for children who are visually impaired to enjoy an Easter egg hunt in Southern California.

In 2005, an ATF special agent with a blind daughter created the beeping eggs in Birmingham, Ala. Since then, various ATF offices nationwide and the International Association of Bomb Technicians and Investigators have worked together to support Easter egg hunts with these unique eggs across the nation

WHO:             ATF

 

WHAT:           Beeping Easter Egg Hunt for Visually-Impaired Children

 

In addition, there will be quiet egg hunt for children with sensory processing issues, a magnetic egg hunt for children with mobility restrictions, and a general egg hunt for children with other special needs. 

 

WHERE:       Woodbury Elementary School

125 Great Lawn, Irvine, Calif.

 

WHEN:          Saturday, March 17

 

TIME:            Media Availability 10 – 10:30 a.m.

Egg Hunt 10:30 – 11:30 a.m.

Community members wanting to register for the egg hunt can got to gracecityirvine.com. Media must RSVP by noon PST, Thursday, March 16 to the ATF LAFD PIO at (818) 265-2507 or via email ginger.colbrun@atf.gov. Media must be prepared to arrive by 10 a.m. 

Field Division: Los Angeles Field Division