Saturday, April 12, 2014

TOP STORY >> Several Easter events planned

Several Easter events are planned in the area:

 Jacksonville Parks and Recreation is holding a free Easter egg hunt at 10 a.m. Saturday, April 12 at Excell Park. Children will be split up by age group. Ages are from walkers to 10 years old. In case of rain, all ages should go to the Jacksonville Boys and Girls Club at 10 a.m.

After the Easter egg hunt a family fun day will be held for the April Park of the Month. All ages are welcome. Food and admission is free.

For more information call 982-4171.

 The Jacksonville Boys and Girls Club and Jack-sonville Parks and Recreation will hold an underwater Easter egg hunt from 6 to 8:30 p.m. Monday, April 14 in the Jacksonville Community Center pool. The event is for children ages 3-12.

Children will take the plunge in pool diving for eggs and a chance to win prizes, Splash Zone passes and more.

Admission is $5 per child and $3 for any parent accompanying children who cannot swim.

The event is a fundraiser for the Boys and Girls Club. The public is invited to sign up for the event by calling 982-4171 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday Same day registration at 5 p.m. if space is available. Swimsuits are required.

 The Worship Choir of First Baptist Church in Jacksonville will present the Easter musical, “Jesus: Son of God, Friend of Sinners,” at 5 p.m. April 13 and 6:30 p.m. April 14. The musical will consist of music and testimonies telling of the love and grace of God.

The church is located at 401 North First Street in Jacksonville. A nursery will be provided. Admission is free. For more information, call the church office at 982-1519.

 The Beebe First United Methodist Church will hold an Easter egg hunt 5 p.m. Friday, April 18 at Daniel Park. It is open to all ages. Free hot dogs will be served after. If it rains the egg hunt will take place inside the church on North Main Street.

 CrossRoads Cowboy Church in El Paso will hold its first Easter service in the Two Bar Two Arena on Easter Sunday, April 20. Johnny Keys and his chuckwagon team will start the day at 8 a.m. cooking breakfast from an original chuckwagon. The service begins at 9 a.m. with Pastor Ron Riddle preaching on the resurrection.

There will be activities for the children, all cowboy style and music by the CRCC Band. For more information, call Becky Switzer at 501-230-7872.

 The Nixon Library, located at 703 W. Main St. in Jacksonville, will hold an egg hunt at 1 p.m. April 12.