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Kids: Look Who’s Coming Back To The North Loop

It was the first big neighborhood event we had to cancel last year because of the pandemic, and now we’re excited to announce that Candy Grab is the first event we’re bringing back in 2021.

We’re moving it to the big outdoor plaza at Target Field Station on Saturday, April 3rd at 10AM, and we’ll have about 5,000 candy-filled eggs for eager little hands to pick up.

“It’ll be a lot of the fun things that we remember from our past with a little bit of nuance, with what is the reality we’re in right now,” said Scott Woller, North Loop Neighborhood Association board member. “But what a great opportunity for our kids and families to connect together, to hang out together and to take pictures.”

The candy will be spaced out on the plaza turf and beyond. Depending on how many children show up, we’ll determine whether to stagger the event by age group. Typically, children from toddlers to 10-year-olds take part, but we’ll allow kids of all ages.

There will also be music plus the Easter Bunny on hand for photo opps. Kids should bring bags, baskets or buckets to collect the eggs, but we can help out in a pinch.

It’s a sign of hope that we’ll be able to resume many of the NLNA events that bring neighbors together. “We’re plowing forward with planning for things like the North Loop Food Truck Fair, already talking about National Night Out,” said Woller, “and our hope is that every month as we go along that these things will get a little bit easier to plan and engagement will go up more and more.”

The Candy Grab is co-sponsored by the North Loop Neighborhood Association, MartinPatrick3, Corner Church and Target Field Events.

By Mike Binkley, North Loop Neighborhood volunteer

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