This year our annual Easter event was held on Saturday, April 1st, 2017 at the Navajo Nation Zoo and Botanical Park in Window Rock, AZ. This was a new venue for us and it couldn’t have been more perfect! There was a big shade and stage, a playground, hunting areas, and best of all- zoo animals all over the park. The weather was not on our side this year, it lightly snowed off and on and it was a crisp cloudy day. Even though the weather wasn’t great, we still had a huge turnout! Many families came with their kids and baskets, they participated in our fun games and the Easter egg hunts.
On March 19th, 2016 we held our 3rd Annual Easter Eggstravaganza event in Window Rock, AZ. The Easter hunt took place at the Window Rock Veteran’s Park with hundreds of guests and 5,000 eggs! We also had a playful Alice in Wonderland theme for the Spring weather and handmade decorations from all our Members. Each of us dressed up as a character from the 1951 Disney movie, such as Alice, Tweedledee and Tweedledum, Cheshire Cat, The Red Queen, Playing Cards, and Singing Flowers.
The weather was beautiful for March, with sunny skies and minimal winds. We hosted our Easter Bake Sale and Raffle Booth with many prizes donated by native artists such as Jay Garcia, Jay Smiley, Def-I, OxDx Clothing, and others. Our guests really enjoyed our themed event that year!
Two weeks before Easter, our organization hosted the 2nd Annual Easter Eggstravaganza. It was fun filled day of Easter egg hunting, live music, games, and raffles. This year’s attendance was also twice as big as last year!
The day started out with our 4 years and younger age category and they were the cutest! In between each category our Blue Bird Pinup volunteers setup games for the kids while Twang Deluxe entertained the adult guests with their amazing country sound. Setup alongside the Window Rock Tribal Park Ramada was the BBP raffle table and sweet treat station which all funds raised will be going directly to hosting more BBP events throughout the year! Although our event was only 3 hours long, we made sure to keep the crowd busy by teaching “The Stroll” to the kiddos, giving out Easter gifts, showing off the Easter Selfie Booth, and even the BBP President and Vice- President switched out as being the Pinup Easter Bunny! To end the day was the 60 years and older category which was such a sight to see. The elders lined up and were ready to fill their baskets, there were even some dancing to Twang Deluxe while waiting for the announcer to say go! All in all, it was a wonderful day filled with smiles, laughter, and happiness!
A very special thank you to Jay Smiley – Artist, Jay Garcia – Artist, and Jared Yazzie of OXDX Clothing for the donated raffle prizes. Last but not least, we would also like to thank Sun Loan Company and Navajo Arts & Craft for our Easter eggs, egg fillers, and gifts for those who attended!
We cannot wait for next year! If you would like to work together on an upcoming event, please make sure to email us at firstname.lastname@example.org! As always, we do this to bring our community together so we could use as much help as we can get!
We are also very proud to say that we were featured in the Navajo Times! Thank you Shondiin Silversmith!
The Blue Bird Pinup Easter Eggstravaganza was absolutely amazing! We had over 5000 eggs and prizes for the kiddos of the community! So many smiling faces!
We truly appreciate all of the donations made by members of our community as well as Navajo Arts and Crafts Enterprise, Lowes Grocery, Sunloan Company, and Day Customs. Together we all make a difference!
The Blue Bird Pinups absolutely love hosting events like this! Bringing our people together is what it’s all about!! Stay tuned for more!