Victory Church will distribute more than 125,000 Easter eggs at 24 metro elementary schools and apartment complexes throughout the metro beginning at 9 a.m. April 19.
Along with the Easter egg hunts, the church will offer free prizes, games, and activities for families, including face painting and drawings for prizes like new bicycles.
“We couldn’t be more excited for this year’s Easter egg hunt,” said the Rev. Jed Chappell, Victory Church’s outreach pastor. “This year, we are doubling the number of eggs being distributed, as well as the number of locations we are visiting. Victory Church is passionate about our city, and this is just one of the ways we can provide a positive family event for our neighbors to enjoy.”
The event will be at the following schools in the Putnam City School District: Apollo, Arbor Grove, Central, James L. Dennis, Ralph Downs, Hilldale, Lake Park, Northridge, Overholser, Tulakes, Western Oaks, Wiley Post and Windsor Hills elementary schools, and Kenneth Cooper, Hefner, Mayfield, Western Oaks (football field) and James Capps (football field) middle schools.
Others egg hunts offered by metro churches include:
•Easter carnival and egg hunt, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Victory Church-Norman, 1201 W Boyd. Free food, inflatables, rock climbing wall, bungee trampoline, family games and crafts. www.victorynorman.tv.
•Easter egg hunt, 2:30 to 4:30 p.m. Saturday, New Covenant United Methodist Church, 2700 S Boulevard, Edmond. Petting zoo, photo booth, Easter Bunny, face painting, balloon artist, bounce house, food. 562-3200; www.ncovenant.org.
•Easter egg hunt, 4:30 p.m. Sunday, Village Baptist Church, 10600 N May. vbcok.org.
•OKC Egg Drop, 4 to 6 p.m. April 19, hosted by Highpoint Church. It will feature the dropping of 30,000 Easter eggs from a helicopter onto a field behind the church at 6810 NW 122. It also will include food, drinks and games. About 15,000 eggs were dropped from a helicopter at last year’s second annual event, which drew more than 1,800 people. Admission is free but tickets are required. Call 722-1871 or go to okceggdrop.com.
•Easter egg hunt, 11 a.m. April 19, St. Paul’s Lutheran Church, 10600 N Council Road. Easter bunny, moon bounce and free lunch. 721-0590; www.stpaulsokc.com.
•Holy Saturday/Easter egg hunt, 10 a.m. to noon April 19, Village United Methodist Church, 2501 W Britton Road. Egg decorating, bingo, snack, Easter Bunny photos, puppet show. 751-8116.
•Communitywide Easter egg hunt, 5 p.m. April 19, Mitch Park, Covell Road between Santa Fe and Kelly avenues, Edmond. Hosted by Edmond First Baptist Church-Covell. Age-graded hunts with more than 10,000 eggs. 341-0253; www.fbcedmond.org.
•Easter Family Fun Day, April 19, Council Road Baptist Church’s The Cube center, 2900 N Council Road. Egg hunt at 10 a.m., plus inflatables and hot dogs. Registration will be at 8 a.m. for a 5k, 10k and 1-mile Fun Run benefiting the House of Healing for teenage girls. Race starts at 9:30 a.m. 401-2661; www.councilroad.org.
From Staff Reports