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Brightly colored eggs were strewn all over Roosevelt Park this past Saturday, April 20, morning. A balloon artist, bouncy obstacles, face painting, a puppet show and a craft table of bracelets made with Cheerios were all part of the White Fields Community Church's Easter Egg Hunt and Festival. (WFCC)
Head Pastor Nick Cady of WFCC was willing to share what a local church and an Easter egg hunt had in common. "The answer to that is two-fold. One is that we really want to do something to bless our community. We want to do something that connects with our community and to give back. We are here to give and serve our community as a church. One of the things that is a misnomer for a lot of people when it comes to Easter and Easter eggs. There is kind of a conception that Easter eggs have got nothing to do with Easter and sometimes people go so far as to say they are pagan in origin. It is not true if you look into the history. Easter eggs came about as a Christian tradition," he said.
White Fields has hosted this event for nine years. After the City of Longmont stopped sponsoring an egg hunt; White Fields decided to take it over. "We have always done the event in pretty close partnership with the City of Longmont," said Cady.
The adults were smiling and children were laughing as they waited for the line to the bouncy obstacle course or waited until the time to find all the colorful eggs.
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