The Kingman Airport Café Flight Crew has been slowly preparing for Saturday’s Easter egg hunt. (Photo courtesy of Aimei Wagaman)
KINGMAN – A mix of Easter and aviation will add to springtime festivities this weekend.
A few businesses at the Kingman Municipal Airport will join forces and host an Easter egg hunt for ages 12 and under. The fun begins at the Kingman Airport Café at 9 a.m. Saturday and will include an egg toss, egg roll and spoon race.
“I hope to be able to bring more people out to our airport, mingle among the monuments, check out the tower and enjoy the mountain views,” said Kingman Airport Café Captain (Manager) and chef Aimei Wagaman.
The games will be held simultaneously with various age groups participating at different times. Prizes will be given to the winner of each group.
The café Flight Crew (management and staff) have put together a special Easter Bunny Picnic Menu that will include some of their regular food and drink items along with steak and eggs, steak sandwiches (the meat will be cooked on a charcoal grill) and eggs, pie and desserts.
Expect vintage staples such as painted deviled eggs, egg salad, corn fritters, deviled ham, quiche and a full Easter dinner. There will also be some new treats such as cordon bleu pretzel sliders, funnel cake fries, crepes, Route 66-themed floats and lemon hibiscus tartlets.
“There will be plenty of options for everyone in the family,” Wagaman said.
Paul Gaines from Alpha-Zulu Composites and Tim Gerlach with Experimental Aircraft Association Chapter 765 will park a small assortment of modern and vintage aircraft including a Cirrus 172, replica World War 1 Nieuport fighter and a P-51 Mustang pedal plane (for young kids) on the runway next to the café
The flight crew and other volunteers will be assisting with games that will take place on the lawn behind the terminal. Families can also get some pictures courtesy of an on-site photo booth.
“Come check out some cool airplanes and enjoy more family-friendly community-oriented activities,” Wagaman said.
Wagaman plans to have her festivities wrapped up in time to let families venture to the Venture Club of Kingman 11 a.m. Easter Egg Hunt at Centennial Park.