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Newport Dunes hosts Beyond Blindness Easter egg hunt on April 1

Newport Dunes Waterfront Resort will welcome Beyond Blindness students back to the resort for a special sensory Easter egg hunt on Saturday, April 1 from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Having partnered with Newport Dunes to host the unique Easter egg hunt for more than 15 years, the Orange County-based nonprofit whose mission is to empower children with visual impairments and other disabilities to achieve their fullest potential, will bring 350 of its students – ages 1- 17 years old – to the Grand Gazebo and soft grassy lawn area for a sensory egg hunt, featuring special beeping eggs donated by the OC Sheriff’s Department. 

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Nearly 2,300 plastic beeping Easter eggs will await eager youngsters on this year’s hunt

“Family events like our Beeper Egg Hunt in partnership with Newport Dunes and the OC Sheriff’s Department are so important to the children and parents we serve, and a critical part of our programming,” said Beyond Blindness President and CEO Angie Rowe. “Children with visual impairments and other disabilities and their families enjoy the opportunity to connect with each other, have fun and make lasting memories. We’re thrilled that this year’s event will be the biggest and best yet.”

Nearly 2,300 plastic beeping eggs, used as training devices for the OC Sheriff’s Department Hazardous Devices Section, will be carefully placed in a safe, grassy section of Newport Dunes’ tranquil waterfront property. The beeping Easter eggs provide an innovative solution to help visually impaired students take part in a favorite Easter tradition.

“We’re truly grateful for the meaningful partnership that we have with the Beyond Blindness organization, and look forward to hosting this wonderful event which has continued to grow year after year,” said Phil Ravenna, general manager of Newport Dunes Waterfront Resort. “We’re honored to be able to provide an unforgettable Easter celebration for these resilient kids and their families with the help of various members of our community.”

The OC Sheriff’s Department will be onsite along with their OCSD Bomb Squad dogs to interact with the youngsters, giving them a valuable sensory experience. Beyond Blindness staff and parent volunteers will assist and give support to the children during the Easter egg hunt. Following the hunt, a beachfront picnic lunch for the children, staff and volunteers will be catered by Newport Dunes Waterfront Resort, and the children and families will have the opportunity to visit and take photos with the Easter Bunny.

Newport Dunes Waterfront Resort & Marina is located at 1131 Back Bay Drive, Newport Beach. For more information, visit

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