Eggstravaganza has become a tradition for many families in Perry County thanks to the annual efforts of Summit Church and that tradition continued this year, with the event being held April 12.
Summit Church Pastor Mark Combs said that, while the rain may have had an effect on the turnout this year, there was already a large crowd waiting before the start of the event.
“This will be about the sixth or seventh time we’ve done it,” said Combs. “About every time we’ve had about 700 or 800 people.”
Each year, Summit Church sets up at the Perry County public park with easter eggs, games and more in celebration of Easter.
“We have over 10,000 easter eggs, inflatables, free food, games and everything is free for the community,” said Combs.
Sections of the park were divided by age groups and had the thousands of easter eggs spread across them.
“We let the little kids, the smallest of ages, come to the golf course because it’s fenced in and the track area we’ve got roped off into age groups,” said Combs. “We say, ‘Go’ and everybody is allowed to just come and grab eggs. Over 10,000 eggs with that many people goes fast.”
Combs said that this is a tradition members of Summit Church enjoy doing and plan to continue in the years to come.
“This is something we do every single year the week before easter just to serve the community and it’s all free,” said Combs. “It’s just something our church is really passionate about trying to serve every year.”