By Jack Carroll
Special to The Citizen
This year local families got a head start on their Easter festivities at the Crossroads Church of God.
The Berlin church hosted an egg hunt on Saturday, April 13 filled with candy, prizes, and more than 3,500 eggs.
All families were welcomed, free of charge, to the event, which challenged youngsters to engage in a friendly-competition to see who could collect the most eggs. Afterwards, families hurried inside the building to place their plastic eggs in large bins and record their totals.
Some of the prizes handed out included a $10 gift card to Dairy Queen to whoever found the special “Panda Egg,” and for the participating adults in attendance, a $25 gift card to Target.
Before this year’s Easter egg hunt came to an end, members of the church took the time to announce and invite families to their upcoming summer program “To Mars and Beyond,” which will be held July 22-25.
Jennifer and Kevin Paradis, two of the church’s youth leaders, feel that the egg hunt is a great way for the Crossroads Church of God to connect with the Berlin community.
To that point, Jennifer Paradis, who has been a member of the church for 30 years, noted that for this year’s event an effort was made to promote the event online.
The Crossroads Church of God is located on 146 Hudson St. For more information, call 860-828-3822 or visit cg.berlin.com.