From egg hunts to religious services, there will be plenty of opportunities to celebrate Easter in Lowell during the upcoming week. While far from a comprehensive list, here’s a peak at some of what is happening in and around Lowell.
Easter Egg Hunts
For the younger set, nothing may be quite as exhilarating as racing across a field to collect eggs filled with treats and prizes. Lowell area kids have multiple opportunities to stretch their legs and hunt for Easter egg treasure. Here are the hunts we know about:
Saturday, April 13
Lowell: The first hunt of the season comes courtesy of Lowell Moose Lodge #809. They will hold their annual Easter egg hunt on Saturday, April 13, at Creekside Park. The event is broken down by age, and there will be a $25 top prize in each age group. Here’s when the fun starts:
- Children ages 1-3: 11am
- Children ages 4-6: 11:30am
- Children ages 7-9: 12pm
The Easter Bunny will be joining the festivities, and there will be cookies, juice and goodie bags for everyone.
Alto: If you’re south of town, you can head to Colby Park in Alto for an egg hunt courtesy of the Alto American Legion. Their event runs from 12pm until the eggs are gone, and children up to age 10 are invited to participate.
Saturday, April 20
Lowell: If next weekend is better for you to hunt eggs, First Baptist Church has you covered. They are holding a community Easter egg hunt on Saturday, April 20.
The entire family is invited to come to the church from 11am-12pm for an egg hunt, crafts, puppets and a hot dog lunch. Kids should bring a basket for collecting eggs.
Vergennes Twp: Although not free like the egg hunts listed above, the Easter Eggstravaganza & Egg Hunt at Red Barn Market promises to provide an affordable afternoon of fun for the family.
It’ll cost $3 for your kids to hunt for their share of more than 5,000 Easter eggs. There will be other games and activities going on as well. While some have a cost, there will be free coloring pages, face painting and visits with the Easter Bunny.
Many local congregations have special events and services planned for the week leading up to Easter. Here are two examples:
The Last Supper: Our neighbors down the road at Ada Christian Reformed Church invite the community to The Last Supper, a dramatic worship service to be held on Sunday, April 14 at 5pm in the church’s worship center.
The performance will be presented by laymen from various local churches portraying the final eve in the life of Jesus Christ. Stay for a fellowship meal following the service.
Cross Walk: Each year, the Lowell Ministry Alliance holds a Good Friday Cross Walk. Starting at 12pm on Friday, April 19, a wooden cross will be carried from the Lowell United Methodist Church to Oakwood Cemetery. There will be stops along the way for scripture readings, reflection, singing and prayer. Rides to the cemetery are available for those who cannot walk the full route.
After the walk, participants are invited to share a meal at Keiser’s. This will be a Dutch treat lunch, meaning everyone will cover the cost of their own meal.
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And keep an eye on the Lowell’s First Look events page for more information on what’s happening around town each and every week.