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Organizers Egg-Static Over Easter Event Turnout

Hundreds made their way to Montgomery Park on Saturday for the village's first Easter egg hunt, co-sponsored by Community Christian Church.

It was a chilly Saturday, but that didn’t keep hundreds of people from showing up to the village’s first Easter egg hunt.

Organized by and the village, the event—planned as an annual celebration—saw dozens of kids lined up at 10:30 Saturday morning at Montgomery Park, ready to hunt in the grass for plastic eggs. The eggs, bought by the staff of , could be turned in for prizes after the hunt.

Carter Moss, pastor of Community Christian's Montgomery campus, said he was worried that few people would show up to the event. But the turnout exceeded his expectations, he said.

After the hunt, kids and parents crossed Mill Street and headed to , where the Easter Bunny took pictures, handed out free treats, and provided beverages. Kids decorated cookies, and had their faces painted. And outside, they participated in a cakewalk—a musical chairs game with baked goods as prizes.

The Easter event was inspired by the village’s annual Christmas tree lighting ceremony, Moss said, and is part of Community Christian’s celebration of 10 years in Montgomery. If you missed it, check out the video above.

Mazhar Aziz April 02, 2012 at 12:37 PM
thanks a lot!
Greg Nelson April 02, 2012 at 02:51 PM
Great start to this addition of our Wonderful Community spirit!
Erik Gustafson April 02, 2012 at 06:27 PM
Hey Andre! Somehow I knew that was you getting some video of my children, Zach and Autumn (at 1:10 and 1:54)! LOL I posted some pictures I took in the general photo section so check them out! This was definitely a very nice event and seemed well planned!
Andre Salles April 02, 2012 at 07:07 PM
Hey Erik! You're right, this was well-planned, and I had a good time. Thanks for uploading photos to the gallery. Say hi next time! (If you want to see Erik's photos, or add your own, go here: http://patch.com/A-pq7C.)
Carter Moss April 02, 2012 at 08:45 PM
A huge thank you to everyone who made this event happen, and to everyone who showed up to support & enjoy it. We're already making plans to make next year's even better...:)

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