Approximately 34 children, ranging in age from 1 to 11, participated in First Baptist’s annual children’s Easter program and egg hunt on March 31.
‘The event began at 1 p.m., with children gathering in Fellowship Hall to paint watercolor crosses and learn why Easter was “The Very Best Morning.” The kids used their imaginations to paint 8.5×11 sheets of paper on which painter’s tape formed the shape of a cross. Once their creations had dried, they could peel off the painter’s tape to reveal a white cross set off by a blaze of colors of their choice.
Then it was up to the Sanctuary for a relay race involving eggs — the challenge involved carrying plastic eggs from one end of the Sanctuary to the other without dropping them and then using a straw to blow those same eggs off a table — and a human caterpillar relay race that had the children laughing as they tried to inch themselves along the floor with their feet wrapped around the children in front of them.
After the games, the children were rewarded with tasty treats — a make-your-own ice cream sundae bar — and then it was off to the main event … the Easter egg hunt!
The egg hunt
The older children searched the grassy area directly in front of the church, while the smaller children searched the playground area. Several lucky children found the coveted silver and gold eggs and received an extra surprise afterward.
Prizes were given according to age group.
Each child got to take home a goody bag as well.
The annual Easter program could not be held without the efforts of our Christian Education team, under the direction of Jill Nicastro. Other volunteers included Linda Smith, Kathy and Jennifer Allaband, Tim McDonald, Nancy and Rayann Nicewonger, and Natalie Poole. A local Boy Scout, Lucas Piotrowski, and three Girl Scouts — Emilie Fragale from Brownie Troop 4424, and Mia Fragale and Eva Piotrowski from Cadette Troop 41536 — also helped out at the event.