Easter egg hunt at Mullen Bible Camp

Mar. 24, 2013 @ 04:49 AM

FOREST CITY — The Element Church in Forest City is hosting its annual Easter egg drop on Sunday, March 31 at McNair Stadium in Forest City. The event begins with the Easter worship service at 10 a.m. 

After the service 12,000 eggs will be dropped on the field from a helicopter.

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Sunrise service at Chimney Rock

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CHIMNEY ROCK — Chimney Rock at Chimney Rock State Park is hosting its 58th Annual Easter Sunrise Service, which attracts more than 1,000 early risers from around the Southeast each year. The interdenominational community celebration on March 31 includes live spiritual music by local musicians, an inspirational message and—with some cooperation from above—a beautiful sunrise with 75-mile views.

Free admission for the 6:30 to 7 a.m. Easter service, to be held rain or shine. The park gate opens 5 to 6 a.m. for the service on the top parking lot below the Chimney.

Those attending are invited to stay to enjoy the park all day. The park’s regular hours, which began on Saturday, March 23, are open daily 8:30 a.m. to 7 p.m. with the Ticket Plaza closing at 5:30 p.m.

“If you’re looking for powerful inspiration and a sense of community, this is it. Our annual Easter Sunrise Service is a special tradition for our guests . . .a memorable event for the entire family,” said Mary Jaeger-Gale, General Manager at Chimney Rock at Chimney Rock State Park.

Rev. David MacEachern, pastor of Bat Cave Baptist Church, is coordinating the music and service. Several other pastors from area churches are participating. The Easter service will feature bagpipes and John Mason, the park’s featured entertainer, on hammered dulcimer. Limited parking is available in the top lot with additional parking on the Meadows. Shuttle buses will transport guests between the Meadows and top lot. Attendees are encouraged to arrive early, dress warmly and bring a flashlight.