Dastan Drake finds Easter eggs high up in the bushes but they’re a little too high for his reach so dad Eric (not pictured) gives him a bit of a boost to reach the coveted candy prize. Photo by Teri Nehrenz

Mesquite United Methodist Church members thought a little Easter fun was just what the community needed on April 8 and they were right. Community members of all denominations were welcome to join in on the Easter egg hunt where church members filled over 2,000 eggs and hid them all around the grounds for all the kids to find. Eggs were filled with prewrapped candies for safety reasons. When the starting bell sounded, the kids made quick work of finding the eggs. The hunt didn’t last long but the kids were more than satisfied with their treasures.

The Easter Bunny was a hit with the kids during the Mesquite United Methodist Church’s Easter Festival held on April 8. Photo by Teri Nehrenz

After the hunt was over the families were invited to have a light lunch of hotdogs and chips then go inside for pictures with the Easter Bunny and join in the cake walk. Over 90 yummy cakes were baked and decorated by members for the occasion.

Pastor Rick Casebolt was thrilled with the outcome and wishes he could do something like this for the kids all the time. He’s grateful to his parish members for volunteering to bring this event to the community. “It’s events like this that bring the community closer, we’re so glad that people come out and appreciate celebrating the holiday together with events like this,” said Gary Williams, one of the MUMC event volunteers.

MUMC has also invited the public to attend their Cantada “Come to the Cross and Remember” on Wednesday and Thursday April 12 and 13 at 7 p.m.

For more information on the MUMC and events that they offer the public visit their web site mumcnv.org.