Easter Activities Scheduled

Thursday, March 29, 2018
The organized chaos of the 2017 Easter egg hunt at EBC.
TD file photo/Tim Blair

The weatherman is forecasting rain for late in the day on Saturday, and into Easter Sunday, which should be of assistance to those planning events for the holiday weekend. As a result, egg hunts in Pollard and Piggott should be soggy but not rainy.

New Hope Baptist Church, of Pollard, will host its annual Easter egg hunt from 9 a.m. to noon this Saturday, March 31. Organizers note there will be hot dogs, games, prizes, an Easter lesson, cookie decorating, an Easter egg hunt and grand prize drawings. They note the event will include “fun for all ages” and everyone is invited to attend.

Meanwhile, Emmanuel Baptist Church of Piggott will host a full schedule of special events and activities for Easter weekend. The church, which is located at 829 East North Street at the corner North Johnson Street in Piggott, will kick things off at 6 p.m. on Friday, March 30 with a traditional cross walk.

Everyone is invited to join-in as members of the congregation will carry the cross from the downtown square in Piggott to the church. Beginning at 7 p.m. the EBC Glow 5K Run/Walk will be held. The event will begin at the church and there is a $25 entry fee for those wanting to take part.

The church's annual Easter celebration for the public will be held beginning at 10 a.m. on Saturday, March 31, on the church grounds. Everything is free and all are invited to attend, according to organizers.

In keeping with their recent tradition at EBC, the holiday event will include games, food, fun, prizes, balloons and fellowship for all ages. Live entertainment is also featured, and a new addition this year is a “hamburger steak” meal set for 11 a.m.

In remembering the “reason for the season” the church family will also be hosting Easter Sunday services on April 1. Sunday school is scheduled to begin at 9 a.m. with services at 9:45.

Those wanting more information may call the church at 870 598-5128.

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