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Mar 6, 2014 2:20 PM by Mike Gillaspia

Beeping Eggstravaganza for the Blind

CORPUS CHRISTI - The Corpus Christi Police Department Bomb Squad, South Texas Lighthouse for the Blind, and DARS-Division for Blind Services have joined forces to host a unique Easter Egg hunt for children who might otherwise struggle to keep up with their sighted peers when it comes to finding Easter treasures. On Sunday, April 13th from 1 PM to 5 PM, children who are blind or visually impaired and their immediate family are invited to Beeping Eggstravaganza for the Blind at Buc Stadium. This is a free event.

So how do children who are blind or visually impaired find Easter eggs? The larger than average, brightly colored eggs beep, allowing the children to use their hearing to guide them to the eggs. Bomb Squad technicians with the Corpus Christi Police Department have constructed 200 of the eggs using a switch buzzer, a 9 volt battery, and a toggle switch.

"It is our pleasure to be involved with this event and we are looking forward to growing it year after year," said Captain David Cook of the Corpus Christi Police Department.

Donations are still needed to help provide all the supplies and activities for the event. To help, please contact Alana Manrow at South Texas Lighthouse for the Blind at (361) 693-6183.

Registration is required for this event. Please call (361) 289-8710 no later than Wednesday, April 2nd to register your family.

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