Easter egg hunters learn lessons, hunt for treats

By: Nick Bona
By: Nick Bona

KNOXVILLE (WVLT) – There was a huge turnout Saturday morning as more than 100 kids took part in a community wide Easter egg hunt at Victor Ashe Park.

According to organizers, the event was the perfect way to teach children about one of Christianity’s most important days.

"We've had free cotton candy, popcorn, and helium balloons to give out to the kids,” said Doug Swilley, the children’s pastor at Redemption Church. “It’s just a fun event, and an opportunity to talk about the real meaning of Easter, that Jesus has risen from the dead."

Easter egg hunters ranged in age from under three all the way up to 12, and were splint into four groups with each going to separate hunting areas.

All the candy and prizes were donated by members of Redemption Church.

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