WESTFIELD — Area youngsters are invited to bring along a basket and an adult to Westfield Elementary School this Saturday for an afternoon of Easter-themed activities featuring free food, fellowship and fun along with thousands of eggs to hunt.
The fourteenth annual Community Easter Celebration will be held Saturday from 1-3 pm at Westfield Elementary School, located at 273 Jessup Grove Church Road.
This year’s event will continue a community tradition with area churches joining to serve as hosts to hundreds of youngsters and parents. Churches taking part will include Jessup Grove Baptist Church, Pine Ridge Presbyterian Church, Christian Community Church, Brim’s Grove Baptist Church and Simmons Grove Baptist Church.
According to organizers, the free day will consist of an assortment of activities, including crafts, prizes, an Easter presentation and refreshments. A skit will be presented by the Brim’s Grove Youth Group and live music will be provided by Don Key of Simmons Grove.
Highlighting the event will be the much anticipated giant Easter egg hunt, with children scrambling for thousands of eggs scattered on the green hills surrounding the school. Youngsters ranging from 0-9 will be divided by age for the egg hunt with all participants receiving candies and a prize.
“This is an opportunity for our churches to come together,” volunteer Ricky Palmer said, “to show the love of Jesus through service to our community. This is a local mission effort , showing what God can do through our lives if we let Him.”
Saturday will mark the return of the Community Easter Celebration after a two-year hiatus. Because of scheduled make-up days at the school caused by winter weather, the location hasn’t been available on the Saturday before Easter weekend since 2013.
“Everyone missed being a part of this,” Palmer noted. “We’re glad to see it continue and we hope this will be a fresh renewal of what we’re doing.”
Dean Palmer may be reached at 336-351-4131 or firstname.lastname@example.org.