Cumberland City, TN – Yellow Creek Baptist Church held their annual Community Easter Egg Hunt on Saturday, March 26th, 2016. Registration started at 9:00am and the Easter Egg hunt began just after 10:00am.
The Easter Egg hunt was divided into three divisions: Pre-K, K-2nd grade and 3rd-5th grade. 10,000 eggs filled with candy were scattered between the three fields. Each division also had 200 eggs with tickets. Each child that registered got a ticket. Those tickets make them eligible for the door prizes.“We have done this ever since 2009. A community wide Easter egg hunt,” stated Brother Phillip Chambers, Senior Pastor. ” We are glad to do this. We are always tickled to have a big crowd down here at the creek.”
“We have found that the parents are really appreciative of a very safe place for their children. Where they know the candies going to be good and they know it’s going to be a good environment. They also like the fact that we have it separated by age divisions. That way, a 2 year old that is barely walking is not out there with a 5th grader,” said Chambers.
A little over 270 kids waited for the signal to begin the egg hunt. When it blew, children rushed across the field gathering up as many eggs as they could. In a matter of minutes, the fields were cleared and the kids were off to open their eggs.
“The kids were just like a vacuum cleaner out there picking up those eggs,” commented Chambers.
After the easter egg hunt was over, the kids opened up their eggs finding candy and hopefully tickets. The tickets were turned in, according to their age group, and placed in a basket. Each age group had a bicycle for the grand prize, a scooter, a pogo stick, Easter baskets and other prizes.
“Today went great. We had a beautiful day. Beautiful weather, I want to thank the Lord for that,” said Chambers. “Everyone loved it. I have had so many parents come up and thank us for doing this. It went absolutely wonderful and we are just thankful for the opportunity to do this and thankful for everyone that came out.”
“I really loved it out here today,” stated Sydney Hamilton. “It was really fun and fun being with a lot of kids I know. Everyone here was really nice.”
From the smiles on the children’s faces, along with the parents, everyone one had a great time. Tickets were drawn, starting with the youngest group, until all the prizes were handed out. Afterwards, people stayed around talking and enjoying one anothers company.
“Today, it went absolutely wonderful. We are just thankful for the opportunity to do this for the community and thankful for everyone that came out,” said Chambers.
“I want to say thinks to all the Yellow Creek folks that worked on this. Believe it or not, we put these 10,000 eggs together in 45 minutes. But we had a big crew doing it. So thanks to all the people that worked on that. It went great,” stated Chambers. “I want to also say thanks to all the people who were out here at 8:00am helping us hide eggs and putting all the stuff out.”
“We are glad to do this for the community and tickled for everyone to come. I want everyone to know they are welcome to worship with us anytime at Yellow Creek,” said Chambers.
About Yellow Creek Baptist Church
Yellow Creek Baptist Church envisions a church that makes a difference in the lives of people in our ministry area and throughout the world.
Services are Sundays at 8:30am and another at 11:00am. They are identical services, same sermon, same music, same everything. Sunday School is at 10:00am.
On Wednesday night, they eat supper together at 5:45pm. It’s free. It doesn’t cost anything. Then they have team kid for their pre-k and elementary school ages. They have youth group for Middle and High Schoolers. For the adults, they have a class in the sanctuary.
Everyone is welcome to come worship with them, come as you are. Pastor Phillip Chambers will probably be the only guy in the room with a tie on. You can wear whatever you want to wear. They just want you to come join them.
Yellow Creek Baptist Church is located at 4506 Ellis Mills Road, Cumberland City, TN.
For more information call 931.289.2901 or visit www.yellowcreekbaptistchurch.com