Eggs hunts abound Saturday, Sunday

by W. Winston Skinner

Easter egg hunts will be held in numerous locations across Coweta County this weekend.

Many families will hold egg hunts for children and grandchildren, and there are lots of places where people can go to hunt their fill of eggs. The Easter Fest at Central Educational Center on Saturday is the result of conversations seeking to connect people in the Newnan neighborhoods where several shootings have taken place in recent weeks.

The Easter Fest will feature a meal at 2 p.m. and an egg hunt at 3 p.m.

Egg hunts are scheduled for 10 a.m. Saturday at St. George Catholic Church, at Macedonia Baptist Church, at Carl Miller Park and at Bethel Baptist Church near Luthersville. The Carl Miller Park hunt is sponsored by First Baptist Church of Newnan and will offer “thousands of eggs, free cookies and books,” according to Brenda Clifton, the church’s children’s minister.

The event at Macedonia will be at Spring Festival with crafts and door prizes in addition to an egg hunt. Macedonia’s event is for infants through sixth graders. “Lunch will be provided as well,” Peggy Holloway said.

There will be crafts, door prizes and refreshments at the Bethel egg hunt, according to Marie Addison.

At 11 a.m. Saturday, egg hunts are scheduled at SonRise Baptist Church, Westside Baptist Church, Royal Baptist Church, Elim Baptist Church on Handy Road, Senoia United Methodist Church and First Baptist Church of Moreland.

Newnan Chapter 483 Order of the Eastern Star and Newnan Lodge 299 will also be sponsoring an 11 a.m. hunt at Willie Lynch Park in downtown Newnan.

SonRise’s hunt will offer more than 5,000 eggs, “a magic show, inflatables, a train, lunch, and photo ops,” Jennifer Riggs said. Westside’s hunt is for children through age 12.

The Moreland egg hunt will have more than 10,000 eggs.

Also at 11 a.m., Palmetto Baptist Church will be sponsoring its egg hunt at the property in Coweta County where the church is relocating – 6344 North Highway 29. “In addition to an egg hunt, we will have bounce houses, a puppet show, refreshments and photos with the Easter Bunny,” said René Milner, the church’s children's minister. “Egg hunts will be held for children from toddlers up through fifth grade.”

Starting at noon, there will be an Easter Carnival at McIntosh Reserve near Whitesburg. The egg hunt will be at 2 p.m., and there will also be a visit from the Easter Bunny, face painting, inflatable bouncers, a train ride for children, music and food.

Parking is $5 per vehicle at McIntosh Reserve.

There also will be an egg hunt from noon-2 p.m. at Luthersville Baptist Church.

From 1-3 p.m., there will be an egg hunts with games at Sunnyside Baptist Church. Hunts start at 2 p.m. at Providence Baptist Church on Providence Church Road and the Cathedral of Christ the King near Sharpsburg.

A Community Easter Egg Hunt and Fair at Sharpsburg Baptist Church will be from 2:30-4 p.m. East Newnan Baptist Church’s hunt is set for 3 p.m.

A community cookout and egg hunt is scheduled for 3:30 p.m. Saturday at Cross Point Church in Hogansville. Hot dogs will be served at the egg hunt at Moreland United Methodist Church at 6 p.m.

Several egg hunts are also set on Sunday. A Resurrection Party at 10 a.m. at Cokes Chapel United Methodist Church near Sharpsburg will include an egg hunt. Hunts will follow the 10 a.m. service at Providence Baptist Church on Summers-McKoy Road and the 10:30 a.m. service at St. Paul’s Episcopal Church.

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