Glow in the dark Easter egg hunt a big success
ptist Church in conjunction with Village Church put on a Glow in the Dark Easter Egg Hunt at the ballfields. Hundreds of families showed up to the event, which began at 7:30 p.m. and lasted until after the sun went down.
There were 7,500 eggs scattered across the three ball fields, each filled with a tiny LED light that made them glow in the dark. Event organizers Brooke Leatherwood and Keisha McClure said it took a team effort to get all the eggs assembled, but in the end, it was worth it.
“This egg hunt was just a dream we had,” said Leatherwood. “We both do children’s ministry at the church and it just came together.”
The night’s program was geared towards children and focused around the Easter theme of hope, the idea that something good can come from something bad. “This is all about bringing Jesus to kids on their level,” Carrie Hood said of the interactive multimedia experience that kids enjoyed on a big screen TV prior to the egg hunt.
In addition to the hunt, which began when the sun went down around 8:30 p.m., kids and their families enjoyed an array of activities. S’mores stations, goodie bags, free cotton candy and popcorn, a dance competition, a performance by the Andrew Brown Band, an interactive Easter story and group prayer all preceded the grand finale, the egg hunt itself.
The kids were divided into three age groups and were let loose on one of the three ballfields freckled with glow in the dark eggs.
“This is just a fantastic event for the whole community,” said Betsy Pearey, who brought her three young children. “My kids are having a blast and they’re learning about Jesus, which is always a plus.”