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The X-stravaganza event at Xavier College Prep is a heartwarming and joyous occasion that brings together Xavier students and special needs youth from the Coachella Valley for an unforgettable afternoon of Easter-themed fun. Every VIP is partnered for the day with a Xavier Freshman.  Upperclassmen oversee and manage the event as it unfolds.  This inclusive event, designed to foster connection and celebration, provides a variety of engaging activities for children and an opportunity for their families to relax and enjoy the festivities.

Event Highlights

  1. Face Painting: Talented volunteers transform the faces of eager participants into colorful works of art, with a wide array of designs to choose from, ranging from cute animals to vibrant Easter-themed images.
  2. Petting Zoo: A delightful petting zoo offers children the chance to interact with friendly animals, creating memorable experiences and smiles as they meet and pet the animals under the supervision of trained staff.
  3. Flower Potting Station: At the flower potting station, children can get hands-on with nature by planting their own flowers. This activity encourages creativity and provides a lovely memento for participants to take home.
  4. Food and Refreshments: A variety of delicious food and refreshments are available throughout the event, ensuring everyone stays energized and hydrated. The menu includes kid-friendly favorites and healthy options to cater to all tastes.
  5. Easter Egg Hunt: The highlight of the afternoon is the Easter egg hunt, where children eagerly search for colorful eggs hidden around the grounds. Each egg is filled with surprises, making the hunt an exciting and rewarding experience for all.

    Parent and Family Involvement
    While the children are immersed in the fun, the parents and families of the special needs youth, lovingly referred to as "VIPs," have the opportunity to relax and simply watch the joy unfold. Comfortable seating areas and refreshments are provided for families, allowing them to take a break and enjoy seeing their children engage in the activities.

    The X-stravaganza event at Xavier College Prep is a beautiful celebration of community, inclusivity, and joy. By partnering Xavier students with special needs youth from the Coachella Valley, the event creates a space where all participants can connect, play, and create lasting memories. This Easter-themed afternoon not only offers a variety of engaging activities but also fosters a spirit of unity and happiness, making it a cherished event for everyone involved.