After a year hiatus, the Easter Egg Hunt at Pier Plaza will return from 9-11 a.m. March 30.
Volunteers are needed from 7 a.m. to noon to help lay out 10,000 eggs, set up before and clean up after the hunt.
Call Cindy at the Imperial Beach Chamber of Commerce at 619-424-3151 for more information.
Participants are asked to bring their own baskets.
Pilot Evelyn Ramseier is away from home most days of the week and has been looking for ways to get involved in the community and the kind of events "that just make IB IB."
"I just felt like I needed to get involved with something," she said. "It just felt like we were missing all these events."
The chili and jazz festival has been gone for years. There hasn't been a sandcastle competition since 2011.
She tried to enter her car in the summer car show but it was canceled. She tried to volunteer to beautify IB but didn't get a call back.
Then at the start of March she heard that groups who had put on the easter egg hunt in the past would not do so this year and decided to throw her hat in the ring.
Working on short notice with previous organizer Sarah Moore, sponsors stepped up to pay for the event.
"I'm really excited to do this," she said. "It's been fun going by the restaurants and the places I frequent and saying 'This is what I'm doing' and I've gotten a really good response," she said.
Initial sponsors include the West Coast Cafe, Katy's Cafe, Jersey Boys Diner, Gary Trieschman of Pacific Realty and other local businesses. Imperial Beach Taxi Cab and Bill Landry from the Fleet Reserve Association also gave money to the event.
The Imperial Beach Chamber of Commerce approved sponsorship at their meeting Wednesday and a permit was received from the city earlier this week.
In years past the event had face painting and giveaways like bikes or other prizes, but the easter egg hunt will be the sole event this year, Ramseier said.
"I'm open to suggestions so we can make it better next year," she said.