An Easter egg hunt sponsored by Grace Community Church, a Grace Brethren church in Goshen, Ind. (Jim Brown, pastor), was featured in Sunday’s Goshen News. A portion of the story appears below. Click here for the complete article.
EASTER EGG HUNT: Grace Community Church hosts thousands for annual event
GOSHEN —Thousands of adults and children descended upon the wind-blown lawn of Grace Community Church Sunday for an annual Easter egg hunt.The Goshen church hosts one of the largest egg hunts in the county, with 35,000 eggs stuffed with candy by its congregation, according to organizers.
Ted Rondeau, executive administrator for outreach and missions for the church, said the empty eggs were placed out about two or three weeks ago on a Sunday and returned by their church members filled with candy.
“We’re honored to be a part of the community here and this is one of the ways that we like to give back to the community and say thank you for supporting us,” he said between directing some of the 75 volunteers and giving instructions to the large crowd for entering the bicycle raffles.
Rondeau said the congregation of the church not only fills the eggs, but signs up to buy one of the more than 20 bicycles, tricycles or wagons that are raffled off as well.
The church bought 8,000 tickets to hand out to families to enter for the bikes.
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