Hot dogs and Easter eggs at local church

By Anthony Gonzalez agonzalez@civitasmedia.com

April 20, 2014

JONESVILLE — An Easter egg hunt was held on Saturday afternoon at the Arlington First Baptist Church.

Youth Pastor Marty Nixon gathered youth at noon for a story time presentation. After the stories concluded, children and families lined up for a hot dog lunch.

“Today we went over the gospel. Jesus is the reason we are celebrating Easter. He is the reason we can come out and why we give praise,” said Nixon.

“The children have their own baskets. We have prizes for the girls and boys that have the most eggs, and the overall winner. Nobody goes home empty handed here at the church,” continued Nixon.

Nixon also indicated that many people in the community that are hungry. He said the Easter outreach ensures that those hungry receive spiritual blessings and nourishing at the same time.

After lunch, children raced to the church property to find Easter eggs. It took the children about five minutes clean up hundreds of eggs placed throughout the church.

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