Area churches, merchants plan Easter fun for kids

It’s the Easter season, the time for baskets, bonnets and bunnies, not to mention the requisite frenzy known as the Easter egg hunt. Here are some of the happenings in the Swartz Creek area:

Next weekend

The festivities shift into high gear on Saturday, April 15, with all kinds of fun stuff going on around the community.

The Class of 2019 is having a “bunny run” fundraiser at 9 a.m. at the High School track.

Participants must register by Tuesday, April 10, at any Swartz Creek elementary school or by emailing The event is open to children from preschool through fifth-grade.

There is an entry fee of $5 per person or $15 for families of three or more. Every runner gets a medal.

In addition, participants will get to find and gather eggs to turn in for candy. A bunny basket filled with treats will be raffled off. Tickets cost $1 for one or $5 for six. The winner must be present at the time of the drawing.

Swartz Creek United Methodist Church, 7400 Miller Road, will present its annual kids’ Easter fair from 10 a.m. to noon.

The fair includes games, prizes, crafts, storytelling, inflatables and music.

Winshall Park will be the backdrop for an egg hunt coordinated by Jan’s Bar owner and Downtown Development Authority member Connie King, with sponsorship from multiple area businesses.

The hunt kicks off at 11 a.m. Children up to age 12 are welcome to search for more than 1,000 eggs.

The activity includes drawings for parents and prizes.

Faith Missionary Church, 1327 N. Elms Road in Clayton Township, will have their popular egg hunt at 11 a.m. Church staff and parishioners hide more than 3,000 eggs for youngsters to find. They also have treats, games and prizes, and special prizes for the kids who find the golden eggs.

On Sunday, April 16, Durand Church of God, 10411 E. Newburg Road, will celebrate Easter with a free breakfast at 10 a.m. and Easter services at 9 a.m. and 11 a.m.

The celebration will be rounded out with a 10,000-egg Easter egg extravaganza at 1 p.m. A special hunt will be set up for children with disabilities. – L.R.

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