First Apostolic Church holds annual Easter Egg Hunt

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Submitted to Blount Today

The children at First Apostolic Church of Maryville may have felt the need to turn their Easter bonnets in for Easter Boggins,
as the church held their annual Easter Egg Hunt in Saturday’s cold weather.

Still more than 100 children braved the April 7 cold day to hunt for eggs. The children, between the ages of 5 and 12, plus their parents and grandparents, searched for the eggs at the hunt, which was open to the community and hosted by the FAC Sunday School Department, Shawn Ammons, Superintendent; and William "Skip" Jeter, Super Kids Church Director.
Families from the FAC Daycare and Apostolic Christian Academy also participated.

This year the event was held on the church’s new 20-acre property site, the future home of FAC Maryville, located a little over a half mile from the church’s current location at 1723 William Blount Drive. The field was purposely not mowed so the tufts of grass were quite long and perfect hiding spots for 3,000 colorful surprise-filled eggs. It was a perfect setting with 20 acres of a beautiful meadow lined with trees, a crystal blue sky, and mountains in the background. The property was
divided into two sections, one section for the 1-4 year olds, and the other for the 5-12 year olds.

William "Skip" Jeter was the official Easter bunny, and he officiated over the event, bunny ears and all. At his call, the official start of the hunt began. When it was over, Arianna Malone and Layton Lunsford won for the most eggs found by a girl and a boy in the 1-4 year old category, and A.J. Bennett and Kristy Schilling won in the 5-12 year old category. There was also a kite-flying contest, with Taylor Green declared the winner for the highest kite. Taylor’s kite was so high that no one could even see it up in the sky.

There were treats and drinks for everyone and lots of laughs and shivers, too! But everyone seemed to have a good time.
There were over 200 in attendance, so despite the cold, the turnout was terrific.

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