Gina Montalto
Gina Montalto. {Courtesy family.}

By Faran Fagen

In loving memory of Gina Montalto, a victim of the tragic mass shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in 2018, her family is hosting the 6th annual ‘Egg My Lawn‘ event on Saturday, April 8. 

Known for her love of children and Easter morning egg hunts, the event celebrates Gina’s legacy while raising funds for the Gina Rose Montalto Memorial Foundation, Inc.

Gina was a dedicated student who took great pride in her education and always sought ways to help others. The foundation established in her name aims to keep her light shining by assisting others in reaching their full potential.

During the event, ‘Easter Bunnies’ will deliver a mix of candy and toy-filled plastic eggs to participating homes between 8 p.m. and midnight. Families can receive their eggs in a bag for self-hiding or have the ‘Bunnies’ place and hide the eggs on their front lawn.

Organizers request that participants turn off their sprinklers and secure pets indoors for the evening to ensure a smooth delivery process.

Each participating home will receive a lawn sign acknowledging their support for the Gina Rose Montalto Memorial Foundation.

Jennifer Montalto, Gina’s mom, expressed her gratitude to the community, saying, “Without you, we would never be able to accomplish our goal of keeping Gina’s light shining by helping others reach their full potential.”

There is still time for interested families to order eggs, volunteer, or donate items for this year’s Egg My Lawn event. To place an order, visit To volunteer and donate Items, visit

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Faran Fagen
Faran Fagen
Faran Fagen, who teaches high school journalism, graduated from the University of Missouri-Columbia with a Journalism degree and from Florida Atlantic University with a degree in Education. He's worked at The Palm Beach Post, SunSentinel, and He lives in Coral Springs with his wife and two children. Oh, and his three dogs -- who all think that they're his favorite.
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