The Eggstravaganza hunt will include 3,000 eggs, hidden throughout the Dadeville Elementary School playground. The event is scheduled for March 16. | Alison James
The Eggstravaganza hunt will include 3,000 eggs, hidden throughout the Dadeville Elementary School playground. The event is scheduled for March 16. | Alison James

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Churches host Eggstravaganza

Published 12:32pm Thursday, March 7, 2013

Easter egg hunts are a beloved tradition, and families are invited to take part in this year’s Easter Eggstravaganza.

“We had a great turnout last year and hope to have a great turnout this year,” said Christina Baker at First Baptist Church of Dadeville.

Easter Eggstavaganza is free and will be held March 16 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Dadeville Elementary School playground.

The event is cooperative effort among four participating churches in Dadeville – First United Methodist, First Presbyterian and New Covenant, along with FBC.

“There wasn’t anything like this being offered, so what better time for churches to come together and do something for the community than Easter?” Baker said.

Jill Harris at New Covenant Church said they’re excited to offer Eggstravaganza to the community.

“We’re taking care of the food, and our women’s ministry is doing a salvation bracelet craft,” Harris said. “Our youth are doing a dance performance as well as some personal testimony.”

A sack lunch of a hotdog, chips, cookies and a Capri Sun or water will be served.

Harris said perhaps the biggest impact of the event has been the promotion of church unity.

“I think that’s been positive,” Harris said. “It’s been good for the community to see the churches as one.”

Baker said 3,000 eggs will be hidden for toddlers through fifth-grade children to hunt, including a few prizes eggs, although all eggs will have something inside. Inflatables, crafts, music and face painting will also be available, as well as lunch.

“I think the kids love the egg hunt,” Baker said. “And we had lots of fun little crafts they could do.”

For more information call FBC at 256-825-6232.

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