Pam Dudding Burch
With baskets in hand, several children entered their classroom with much excitement because they knew they had an Easter party on the horizon. Their excitement was so contagious that the teachers and parents blossomed with smiles and laughter as well.
On Wednesday, March 28, the New Castle Christian Church Preschool hosted their Annual Easter Party for their students and giggles flooded the classroom from start to end.
Diane Givens put on her bunny ears and led them in singing songs about Jesus and quoting scriptures they had memorized so far in the year, which related to Easter. They all sang with joy and raised their hands as she did to the motions of the words. Givens is the Director of the school.
Each parent was asked to bring 12 plastic eggs filled with candies and surprises, along with refreshments and a basket for their child to hunt eggs. The teacher, Christina Bradley, along with the other helpers, led the kids in fun games. Most parents were able to attend.
The eggs were hidden in the fellowship hall of the church, and each child got to hunt 12 eggs to take home. Some were bashful, but most ran with excitement for the ones they saw. After everyone collected their dozen, they sat on a bench and had time to open them one by one. Glee filled their eyes and some even snuck a few bites in their mouths, hoping their parents wouldn’t see.
“They enjoyed a nice time of refreshments and were little ‘angels,’” one local shared.
“The egg hunt is usually held outdoors but due to the weather, it was moved inside this year,” Givens explained. “However, that didn’t dampen the children’s enthusiasm. All of them seemed to leave very happy which made the parents joyful as well.”