DeKalb County Snapshot: Easter Egg Hunts

Easter egg hunts were held at Genoa Faith United Methodist Church and Kingston Township Park on Saturday.

Easter Eggstravaganza at Genoa Faith UMC featured a biscuits and gravy breakfast, a cake walk, cupcake decorating and balloon animals made by Hyunwoo Lee of Hinckley. Four egg hunts were held, one for each age group: children 2 and younger, 3 to 5, 6 to 8 and 9 and older. A total of approximately 2,500 eggs were scattered to find.

“The event is a way to celebrate the fun of Easter with the community,” Pastor Melissa Meyers said. “Easter is all about new life and the resurrection of Jesus Christ. Watching children have fun, play and be creative is also important and a different kind of celebration of life.”

The Easter egg hunt at Kingston Township Park, hosted by Hand in Hand, began at noon. Adult volunteers from the Gracie Center placed candy inside the hunt’s more than 750 eggs. Three egg hunts were held: children age 3 and younger, 4 to 6 and 7 to 11. Children could visit with the Easter Bunny after the egg hunt.

“Kids always get excited about Easter, egg hunts and the Easter Bunny,” said Lana Haines, president of Hand in Hand. “Hosting an egg hunt has been one of our projects for many years. It’s an event that’s nothing but fun, easy to do and brings the community together.”

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