Multiple Easter egg hunts set today

lifestyle_religionBy Michaela Gibson Morris

Daily Journal

Tupelo egg hunters will have their choice of east, central and west for their annual Easter egg-stravaganzas today.

Tupelo churches are hosting trio of community Easter egg hunts at city parks with 54,000 plastic eggs up for grabs.

“We do it as a service and outreach to the community,” said Ben Wheeler, student minister at Tupelo Free Will Baptist Church which hosts the hunt and festivities at Veterans Park starting at 10 a.m.

Along with the hunts, all of the events will feature inflatables, games and food for the hunters and their families.

The Orchard and West Jackson Baptist Church have teamed up to host the egg hunt at Ballard Park. Event coordinator Julie Henderson will have 100 volunteers helping. The event starts at 10 a.m. with the egg hunt at 10:30.

First Baptist Church will have a free community egg hunt following its Resurrection Run for the fourth year at Robins Field, next to Church Street School. The races will start at 8:30 and 9:30; the egg hunt at 10 a.m. followed by a free barbecue lunch.

“The kids love it,” said Chad Grayson, senior pastor.

The New Albany Civitans also will host a free community egg hunt at 10 a.m. today at the parking long the river in downtown New Albany.

“We hope to have a good turnout,” said club president Barbara Cobb.

michaela.morris@journalinc.com