Local groups to host Easter activities

From Staff Reports

It’s nearly Easter time which usually means a time for Easter egg hunts, Good Friday and Sunday Easter worship and other activities.

Last year, COVID cancelled a majority of Easter events, including several hunts.

A virtual Easter egg hunt along with a Teddy Bear parade were around where people could still have fun, but be socially distanced.

This year, area groups will conduct special events open to the community.

First Baptist Church will host a Community Easter Egg Hunt Saturday (March 27) at noon in the Slaton Park on Garza Street. There will be hot dogs, Easter eggs and fun.

The event is free, and donations of eggs and candy are being accepted.

For those who may still prefer to hunt at home, the Slaton Little League is offering an “Egg My Yard” option.

They will go to people’s yards and hide eggs for  the family Easter morning (April 4) .

They added that anyone helping in the hiding of the eggs will have temperature checks taken before allowed to help, in order to reduce the risk of COVID and other illnesses.

The eggs will have prepackaged candy and some of the larger egg packages include 10 eggs that will contain money inside.

Prices range from 35 eggs for $25 to 200 eggs for $150, with four other options in between.

To place an order, call Brad Gaydos at 806-535-6246. Deadline for orders is March 30 for an accurate egg count.

Several churches in the area will be conducting Palm Sunday, Good Friday and Easter services.

Some services will be in person while others will still be online due to COVID rules and restrictions.

Those interested in participating may contact local churches for their service times.

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