Editor’s Note: Due to recent weather events and the possibility of more rain, we encourage you to contact the organizers of these events or visit their social media channels to find out about possible schedule changes.
The tradition of Easter eggs
When our children were growing up, there were several traditions that were part of our celebration. The children always got Easter outfits and we talked about how those outfits represented our new lives in Christ. We colored Easter eggs and then hunted the Easter eggs, usually at my mother’s house. The Easter egg Hunt in 2020 would have been the 40th year she had put together 40 straight years she had held the event on Easter Sunday afternoon for the grandchildren and the great-grandchildren.
Like the new clothes at Easter, each part of the Easter celebration provides an opportunity to talk to our children about what Easter is really all about––the resurrection of Jesus Christ.
According to historians, the egg was an ancient symbol that represented new life. Although eggs were used in some pagan rituals in the spring, they took on new meaning in the early Christian church. Easter eggs have come to represent Jesus coming out of the tomb. That’s the reason for having Easter Egg Rolls like the yearly event at the White House. White the event at the White House has no religious overtones, churches have used it to explain to children about the stone that was rolled away from the tomb entrance.
Finding an Easter Egg Hunt this year
In 2020, COVID-19 caused the local Easter Egg Hunts to be cancelled. This year, however, there are several opportunities for the children to participate in an Easter Egg Hunt. Check out the list below and note that several of the Easter Egg Hunts require an advanced reservation. Also, make sure to take an Easter basket for each child.
- Saturday, March 27, 11 am-1 pm: Easter Egg Hunt for children and for youth at Pitts Park sponsored by Revive Church. The event includes free food and entertainment. Pitts Park is located on Hwy 197 North.
- Saturday, March 27, 12 pm-2 pm: Easter Eggstravaganza at Clarkesville First United Methodist Church, 1087 Washington Street, Clarkesville GA 30523 (706-754-2677)
- Saturday, March 27, 1 pm-3 pm: Easter Egg Hunt at Cornelia City Park; pre-register children at Eventbrite.com (https://www.eventbrite.com/e/easter-egg-hunt-tickets-142960575931).
- Saturday, March 27, 5-7 pm: Glow in the Dark Easter Egg Hunt at Connextion Church. All children up to age 12 will receive a bag of candy after the hunt. There will also be interactive games before the hunt. 193 North Street, Cornelia 30531 (706-886-0996)
- Tuesday, March 30, 10:30-11:30 am: Preschool Easter Egg Hunt at Grace Calvary Episcopal Church–sponsored by the Clarkesville Library. Gather in the Children’s Garden at the library for story time first and then all will walk to Grace Calvary for the hunt. Please reserve places in advance so library will know how many eggs to provide at 706-754-4413.
- Wednesday March 31, 10:30-11:30 am: Preschool Easter Egg Hunt at Grace Calvary Episcopal Church–sponsored by the Clarkesville Library. Gather in the Children’s Garden at the library for story time first and then all will walk to Grace Calvary for the hunt. Please reserve places in advance so library will know how many eggs to provide at 706-754-4413.
- Wednesday, March 31, 6 pm: Childen’s Easter Egg Hunt and Hot Dog Supper on the front lawn of First Baptist Church Cornelia. 325 Oak Street (706-778-4412, ext 108)
- Saturday April 3, 11 am: Easter Egg Hunt (birth through 5th grade); Christ Presbyterian Church PCA, 801 Roper Drive, Clarkesville GA.
- Saturday, April 3, 11 am-1 pm: Easter Celebration-Trunk or Treat Style at Demorest Baptist Church. Drop in for goodies for the kids and lunch to-go for the family. 755 Central Avenue, Demorest 30535 (706-778-7126)
- Saturday, April 3, 2 pm: Easter Egg Hunt for all ages and abilities at Clarkesville Church of God. 173 Hwy 197 N, Clarkesville 30523 (706-754-6967)
- Monday, April 5, 2 pm: Easter Egg Hunt (all ages); Cornelia Library, 301 N. Main Street, Cornelia, GA. No reservations needed.