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Easter celebrations start this weekend

Communities all around the county are starting their Easter celebrations this weekend. We’ve listed several upcoming events here. To have your organization’s dinner, Easter egg hunt or special event published in the Friday edition, email details to dcronk@thecouriertimes.com by 11 a.m. Thursday.

Breakfast with the Easter Bunny in Hagerstown

HAGERSTOWN — The Easter Bunny will be at Hagerstown Elementary School from 8:30-10 a.m. Saturday, April 13 for breakfast hosted by the Phi Chi Epsilon Sorority. The all-you-can eat breakfast is $3 per child, $5 per adult and includes pancakes, sausage, fruit, milk and juice. The first 100 kids receive a free Easter basket. Baskets include a book, stuffed animal and other goodies.

The sorority will also raffle off Easter baskets valued between $70-80 each. Tickets for the basket raffle will be available for purchase at the breakfast. Hagerstown Elementary is at 299 N. Sycamore St.

– Information provided

Breakfast with the Easter Bunny, crafts, egg hunt set

New Castle Masonic Lodge No. 91 Breakfast with the Easter Bunny is 9-11 a.m. Saturday, April 13. Breakfast served, crafts for the kids,  then an Easter egg hunt will follow at 11 a.m. Everyone is welcome. Lodge is at 251 W. State Road 38.

– Information provided by Duane Matthews

Academy Place Easter Egg Hunt planned

KNIGHTSTOWN — Academy Place, 340 N. Adams St., Knightstown, is hosting what it plans to become an annual Easter Egg Hunt on Saturday, April 13. Ages infant to age 6 will take part from 10-10:45 a.m. and ages 7-12 will hunt from 11 a.m. to noon. 

The Easter Bunny will also be on hand for a meet and great. Those who find the golden eggs will receive grand prizes.

There are a number of community business sponsors including primary sponsor, Hoosier Feeder Co.

– Information provided by Kevin Richey

‘Easter Funday’ at Memorial Park

Children of all ages are invited to a free “Easter Funday” event from 2-4 p.m. Sunday, April 14, at Memorial Park. Crafts, music and stories are planned on Trail Tales. If the weather is rainy, the event will move inside the W.G. Smith Building. Easter Funday is sponsored by New Castle-Henry County Public Library and Henry County Memorial Park. For more info, call 529-1004.

– Information provided

Holy Trinity Lutheran Church sets Holy Week services

Holy Trinity Lutheran Church, 535 S. 14th St., plans Holy Week services. They are: Maundy Thursday, 7 p.m. April 18, with Holy Communion; on Good Friday at 7 p.m. April 19; Vigil of Easter, 8:25 p.m. April 20, with Holy Communion and Easter Sunday, April 21, with 9:30 a.m. breakfast; Easter egg hunt at 9:45 a.m. and worship at 10:30 a.m. with Holy Communion.

– Information provided by Marti Allen

‘Victor’s Crown’ to be presented at Mt. Zion Wesleyan

Mt. Zion Wesleyan Church, 1583 North County Road 300 West, New Castle is presenting “Victor’s Crown” at 10:30 a.m. Sunday, April 14 and again at 7 p.m. Friday, April 19. The public is welcome.

– Information provided 

Presbyterians hosting Good Friday community breakfast

A free community-wide Good Friday Breakfast is being hosted by First Presbyterian Church, 1202 Church St., New Castle, at 9 a.m. on Good Friday, April 19. This is in acknowledgment of the gravity and the beauty of Passion Week.

Whether you attend a mega-church in the city, or meet with a small handful of faithful believers, or do not attend church at all, this invitation is for you. Please RSVP if you plan to attend to help with planning correct amounts of food. Call the church office: 765-529 3703.

– Provided by Rev. Rod Smith

Free lunch with the Easter Bunny

The community is invited to attend a free lunch with the Easter Bunny at Senior Living at Forest Ridge, 2800 Ridge Parkway, New Castle. The event is from noon to 1:30 p.m. Friday, April 19.

Organizers invite those attending to bring their cameras for photos. For information call 521-4740.

– Information provided by Senior Living at Forest Ridge  

Good Friday, Easter plans at Memorial Wesleyan Church

Memorial Wesleyan Church, 2701 N. Memorial Drive, New Castle, announces several Easter-weekend events. Open family communion is 5-7 p.m. on Good Friday, April 19. Children’s Easter egg hunt is 11 a.m., rain or shine, on Saturday, April 20.

Easter sunrise service is 8:30 a.m. Sunday, April 21. There will be no Sunday school. There will be breakfast, followed by worship at 10:30 a.m. and no evening service.

For information call the church at 765-528-3414.

– Information provided by Memorial Wesleyan Church

Tri High having bazaar, egg hunt

Tri Bazaar and Easter Egg Hunt is 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, April 20. The Easter egg hunt is 10-11 a.m. at Tri High School, 6927 S. Ind. 103. The bazaar features crafts, food items and other things to see and do.

– Information provided

Good Friday, Easter services, egg hunt at First Christian

First Christian Church, 2000 Bundy Avenue, hosts a Good Friday service at 6 p.m. Friday, April 19. The public is welcome and invited. Easter services on Sunday, April 21 are: Easter Open House Style Breakfast, 8:30 a.m., food served until 9:45 a.m.; Sunday School for all ages at 9 a.m. Worship service 10 a.m.

Easter egg hunt follows worship service on the church lawn. In case of inclement weather, the egg hunt will be inside. All are welcome, invited and encouraged to attend.

— Information provided

Annual Easter Egg Hunt at Memorial Baptist 

Memorial Baptist Church, 2400 N. Memorial Drive, New Castle, is having its annual Easter Egg Hunt at 11 a.m. Saturday, April 20. All children and families are invited.

Easter Sunday service is 10:45 a.m. Sunday, April 21 as those attending will explore “The Resurrection and Restoration of All Things.” Everyone is welcome.

– Provided by Memorial Baptist Church

City Easter Egg hunt April 20

The City of New Castle will host the seventh annual City Easter Egg hunt at 1 p.m. April 20 at the New Castle Fieldhouse. Bagged eggs will be separated into two age groups: Newborn-6 years old and 7-12 years old. There will be six prize eggs containing a special gold coin. Other activities will include an Easter train, free refreshments, the Easter Bunny, New Castle Childrens Ministry activities and a special needs area sponsored by the Henry County Shrine Club. 

– Information provided

Little Blessings open to community 

Little Blessings, 1124 S. 18th St., New Castle, is hosting a free community-wide meal from 2-3:30 p.m. April 20 following the city Easter egg hunt. Along with a meal, there will be candy given out and giveaways. This is the third annual event. For information, call Turning Point Church at 599-3000.

– Information provided