CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas — Easter egg hunting is a fun holiday tradition that many may take for granted. Children with limited or no sight may not be able to take part in a traditional Easter egg hunt.
That's where the South Texas Lighthouse for the Blind and the Corpus Christi Police Department Bomb Squad come in.
Every Spring, the bomb squad assembles hundreds of beeping eggs so that visually impaired and blind children can use their hearing to join in the tradition.
The event this year needs sponsors and donations.
"It's not cheap to put this event on, so we are really relying on the community to help us out with this event," Alana Manrow with South Texas Lighthouse for the Blind said. "We need some financial donations, we also need some stuffed animals and candy to put in the eggs but mostly right now its a financial need"
If you would like to help, call Alana at 361-693-6183 or head over to their website and donate through PayPal.
The annual Beeping Eggstravaganza is a labor of love between the CCPD and the South Texas Lighthouse for the Blind.
"It means the world to us, its a wonderful event," Mat Weischwill, bomb technician with the CCPD said.
The idea behind the Beeping Extravaganza came from a training operation within the CCPD.
"It took us a little while to find a partner and as soon as we met Alana at Lighthouse for the Blind, it just took off. It means the world to us to be a part of this," Weischwill said.
This year's Beeping Eggstravaganza will be at the Texas State Aquarium on Saturday, April 1 from 6-9 p.m.
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