March 27, 2014
By Mandy Colette Moltz
Seven years ago a Spring Hill tradition began. With snow falling and the sun shining Grace Park Church hosted the first annual Easter egg hunt for the community. “The first year we hosted the egg hunt at Harvey Park. Several hundred families attended despite the cold and snow. It was an exciting day and a lot of fun, but it also taught us that the event could definitely be bigger and that we needed to move to a larger park,” noted Amy Davis, Coordinator. The following year the egg hunt was moved to Evans Park and additional family festivities were added.
Since then, the event has grown into a great way for Spring Hill families to spend time together and for the community to partner together to provide a safe, fun environment for children and families. There will be over 20,000 eggs stuffed with candy and prizes, family games and activities.
Come out and join in the fun on Saturday, April 12th from 1 to 3 p.m.
Egg hunt times:
1:30—egg hunt for birth – five years of age (with a special section for under 3)
2:30—hunt for ages 6-10
When asked about the egg hunt, one local mom said, “We love Grace Park’s Easter egg hunt! The prizes in the eggs include lots of great coupons for local restaurants and candy! There are so many eggs spread out around the park. Everyone leaves with a basket full. My four kids have loved going for several years now. We are looking forward to a fun event with families throughout the community!” Some of the prizes will include gift baskets, free pizza and grand prizes of a bicycle for each age group.
Other activities available will include a petting zoo, inflatables, and games. Families will enjoy completing a scavenger hunt while participating in other activities. This year, Jennifer Arwine of JLA Photography will host a family photo booth with free family photos. Of course, the Easter bunny will also be hopping around and posing for photos. In addition there will be an area for families to contribute nonperishable food items for The Well Food Pantry (go to www.springhillwell.org for more information about The Well).
When asked why have an Easter egg hunt Davis said, “At Grace Park, we feel a strong commitment to being a church who invests in our city. This event provides us an opportunity to bring families together, build community, and serve our city. It really is an afternoon for families to enjoy spending time together and to get to know others in our community.” It will be a huge event, filled with many activities and eggs and family fun. For more information or to participate as a sponsor, please visit graceparkchurch.org.