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Thursday, May 23, 2019
Denise Kalisz bags popcorn to have with lunch after the Easter Egg Hunt. Denise Kalisz bags popcorn to have with lunch after the Easter Egg Hunt.
Aubrey, Sophia and Julianna Flamish have their cups and chocolate bunnies in hand. Aubrey, Sophia and Julianna Flamish have their cups and chocolate bunnies in hand.
Noah Ream won a basket as a door prize. Noah Ream won a basket as a door prize.
Julianna Flamish filled her basket. She was in the age 2-4 group of hunters. Julianna Flamish filled her basket. She was in the age 2-4 group of hunters.
Clint Foster tries to open a blue egg looking for prize numbers. Clint Foster tries to open a blue egg looking for prize numbers.
Amy, Lydia and grandmother Gloria Rice wait in the food line. Amy, Lydia and grandmother Gloria Rice wait in the food line.
Shane Holland picnics after the egg hunt at Hope Community Church. Shane Holland picnics after the egg hunt at Hope Community Church.

Basket bonanza

Friday, April 19, 2019 by Elsa Kerschner ekerschner@tnonline.com in Local News

Egg hunters gather at Hope Community Church

Easter egg hunters at Hope Community Church, Weisenberg Township, received a chocolate bunny and a colorful drinking cup as they registered for the church’s egg hunt on April 13.

Inside the sanctuary, Pastor Ken Kalisz told the Easter story and included the fact eggs are associated with Easter because they are a symbol of rebirth, just as Jesus was reborn after his crucifixion.

The anxious, soon-to-be egg hunters then watched a 5-minute video, which included Jesus on the cross.

Children played the Biblical characters. A hay bale replaced the stone of the tomb of Jesus.

“Jesus is alive again and he loves you,” Pastor Kalisz said.

In addition, egg hunt director Mark Gane handed out filled Easter baskets as door prizes.