Malkom Jones of Orrville finds an egg Saturday at Salem Primitive Baptist’s Easter Egg Hunt. An estimated 30 children turned out for the annual event that aims to give the children a fun time and spread the Easter message at the same time. -- Chris Wasson

Eggs spread treats, Easter message

Published 1:39am Sunday, April 24, 2011

From the early days of Christianity, the egg has served as a symbol for the resurrection of Jesus Christ.

Now, children will gather with anticipation of hunting out the eggs that can contain anything from chocolate to money.

In Dallas County, several area churches and organizations held their own egg hunts, including Salem Primitive Baptist Church in Orrville.

“We have been doing it for about 16 years,” Salem’s pastor Lee Green said. “Each year it seems to get bigger and bigger and more enjoyable. We have it down to a T. This kids come here to look for the golden egg and just have a real good time with it. It’s not just for the church members either, we encourage the community to come out and have fun.”

Quintrell Simmons, from Orrville, said he enjoyed his time at the hunt.

“It was real fun,” Harris said. “We come out here every year and do this. It’s just a whole lot of fun trying to find the golden egg and get $40.”

Money and prizes are not the only reasons for the Easter egg hunt said Green.

“We try to make sure the kids remember what Easter is all about, which is the true resurrection of Jesus,” Green said. “It’s not about the eggs they find or the hot dogs we give away. We want these kids to leave with the knowledge that Jesus died and rose again. We want to have them with their families learning that, because I firmly believe that the family that prays together, stays together.”

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