By allowing ads to appear on this site, you support the local businesses who, in turn, support great journalism.
The hunt is on
Placeholder Image

Where to go

American Legion Field is located on Mill Street, Covington, Ga, 30014. (770) 639-7089.

The Church At Covington is located at 11975 Highway 142, Oxford, Ga, 30054. (770) 786-7293. The senior pastor is David Payne.

The Easter bunny is coming. And he's set to make several appearances, bringing fun, games, prizes and, of course, lots of candy to children. Two places in particular where you can spot him will be at the First Baptist Church Community Egg Drop and the Community Easter Egg Hunt at The Church At Covington.

More than 5,000 eggs will be dropping on American Legion Field on April 3. Registration starts at 1 p.m. and events will kick off at 1:30 p.m. All families with children 12 years and younger are welcome to the free event.

This is the first Egg Drop for First Baptist, but, according to pastor secretary Saba Tanner, the church is hoping to make it annual like its Easter on the Square, which will be April 4.

The Community Egg Hunt, believed to be the largest in the metro area, will incorporate 40,000 candy-filled eggs. It will also be held April 3. The event will begin at 10 a.m., and once the bunny blows the whistle, the hunt will start at 11:30 a.m.

Cotton candy, popcorn, wagon rides, pony rides, game and craft areas, as well as a kid-friendly DJ are just some attractions that will be available to families of children 12 years and younger. And if sweets aren't your thing, Chick-fil-A will be available for purchase.

For both churches, egg collecting will be broken down by age groups and prizes will be given away.

The Church At Covington's grand prizes will be bikes given to winners of a drawing, for which each attending family will have the opportunity to register.

According to Pastor Ben Wood, the event is meant for everyone to experience the love of Jesus through fun and games.