Families Celebrate Easter With Services, Easter Egg Hunts

Despite the Easter morning drizzle, families gathered at Westmoor Park in West Hartford on Sunday to celebrate the resurrection of Jesus Christ.

"He is the son of God and he is raised from the dead and we just come out here. And as the sun, our earthly sun, the sun that God created comes up, it's just a wonderful time to be here and remember that," said Pastor Erik Johansen, of the Grace Church in West Hartford.

Across town at Conard High School, Calvary Fellowship also celebrated with services and one of the biggest Easter egg hunts in the state.

"This is a big event, yes, we're gonna have 20,000 eggs distributed today across the two services so huge and lots of fun for the kids," said Calvary Fellowship Serving Director Nicholas Leadbeater.

Usually the hunt takes kids of all ages outside, but this year the Easter Bunny had to take a more practical approach.

"The show must go on! We're going to be operating our rain plan, which is going to have the kids out of the two gyms rather than getting all wet and muddy," Leadbeater added.

It's not just about the eggs for the hundreds of kids celebrating at Calvary Fellowship.

"The surprises inside the eggs are really special and we can be really excited about those, but the biggest surprise of all is that Jesus was resurrected and that Jesus is alive. That's what we're celebrating today," said Calvary Fellowship Children's Ministry Director Heather Bruschino.

Once the Sunday School lessons were over, the egg hunting, which more of an egg dash this year, commenced.

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