Around 100 kids and adults came out for the Easter egg hunt hosted by the Meridian Ministerial Alliance. Volunteers put together approximately 10,000 eggs for the kids. A train, egg hunt, and resurrection story were held for the youth and parents that attended.
I’m actually from Whitney but my daughter goes to school here in Meridian. Obviously we want to celebrate the reason for the season. We put Christmas out there, but we forget about the other side of it. Jesus was born on Christmas, but Easter [was] him dying, and coming back.” – Billy Pribble, who attended the event with his son and daughter. “It’s important for the kids to know that, and important for the community to get together and celebrate events like that.”
Kids got to enjoy treats and fun, in addition to a beautiful Easter story told by Rachel Beaudin that was faith-based and Easter egg hunt.
The real story of Easter is life-changing. It’s eternity-changing. We‘re very glad that families came out, get water bottles, have their kids ride the train…That’s the great thing about these churches. We may do things differently, but what brings us together is Jesus.” -Beaudin, speaking on the event.
The event was enjoyed by all, especially after it’s cancellation last year due to COVID-19. The Meridian Ministerial Alliance is a conglomeration of local churches that come together in support of the community with donations, the Backpack Ministry, and celebrations of faith.