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Youth enjoy Easter Egg Hunt, despite the rain



by Sylene Argent

Essex Gospel Community Church’s annual Essex Community Easter Egg Hunt always attracts a big crowd of young participants, who enjoy darting off into an open field, after the buzzer sounds, to collect as many chocolates as they can.

  On Saturday, the local Church celebrate the holiday weekend with community members as it hosted the 18th Annual Essex Community Easter Egg Hunt. A good turn out of participating youth enjoyed the event, which was relocated to take place at the church grounds due to the rainy weather experienced over the weekend.

  Despite the constant and cold rain experienced during Saturday’s event, little egg hunters bundled up in warm and waterproof gear, and enjoyed the shelter of umbrellas, as they collected goods during the event.

Youth, from infants to grade six students, were welcome to enjoy the event, which offered 25,000 plastic Easter eggs, which were either stuffed with chocolate or a voucher to win a special prize.

  The church also offered a free barbeque for the youths, which was also available to adults for a small fee, face-painting, and a chance to get a photo taken with the Easter Bunny.

Those who came out and braved the inclement weather, enjoyed the fun event for free.

  Volunteers and staff members at the church organize and execute the event for the community to enjoy.

  This was not the first year the rain-or-shine event experienced unruly weather. While decent weather is typically experienced during the event, in past years, youth have collected the Easter eggs in frost or even a little bit of snow.  

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