For many years, Manzanita was the site of an Easter Bonnet Contest and Easter Egg Hunt on the Saturday before Easter.
In the early days, those events were run by the Manzanita Merchants Association. Several years ago, the local Kiwanis Club – the Kiwanis Club of Manza-Whee-Lem – took over.
Unfortunately, the Kiwanis Club folded last October 1.
The bonnet contest and egg hunt project was offered to other groups, but nobody picked it up.
Therefore, there will be no bonnet contest or Easter egg hunt in Manzanita this year on Saturday, March 26.