By Virginia Pitts Staff Writer
Alberta Newspaper Group
Easter is a Christian holiday referred to as a “moveable feast” because it’s celebrated on different days each year. The holiday commemorates Jesus’ sacrifice for our sins and his resurrection from the dead and is marked by special church services, lots of candy, and the always-fun Easter Egg hunts for the kids. Easter Sunday always falls on the first Sunday after the Paschal Full Moon, or “the first Sunday following the full Moon that occurs on or after the March or spring equinox,” according to the Old Farmers’ Almanac. It’s a special time to many people in Malvern and surrounding areas, and several churches and organizations in Malvern will be hosting community Easter Egg Hunts for the enjoyment of local families, and in tribute and thankfulness for the offering He made. Samuel L. Vance & Sons Funeral Directors will host their “First Annual Easter Egg Hunt” at the HSC Fairgrounds, located at 1303 Collie Rd. in Malvern, on Sunday, April 2 from 4-6 p.m. According to a flyer announcing the event, the first hunt held for youth ages 1-7 will begin at 4:20 p.m., with another hunt for kids ages 8-14 scheduled to start at 5 p.m. The afternoon fun will include games, prizes, a Golden Egg, a Dunking Booth and plenty of good food. For more info or to become a vendor at the event, call 501-337-0100. The following weekend, the fun kicks off on Good Friday, April 7, from 4-5 p.m. at The Crossing, with their annual Easter Egg Hunt at the residential care facility located at 720 N. Walco Rd. in Malvern. Plastic eggs and candy donations are gratefully being accepted and can be dropped off for the facility’s Activities Department. Arbor Oaks is also currently collecting candy and plastic egg donations to host their own Easter Egg Hunt for the community on that same Friday. Their event is tentatively scheduled to start at 4:30 p.m., but the public will be notified if any change occurs. A Community Easter Egg Hunt being sponsored by First Assembly of God-malvern is scheduled for Saturday, April 8, at 1725 Tanner St. in Malvern. The event is open to youth 6th-grade and younger and will include inflatables, free hot dogs, and a photo opportunity with the Easter Bunny! Bring your camera and your Easter Egg baskets, and join the fun. Also scheduled for that Saturday is the “Hoppy Easter Event” starting at 10 a.m., hosted by First Presbyterian Church. Come on out for a hopping good time, lots of Easter treats, and the chance for free Easter Bunny pics! The hunt begins at 10:15, weather permitting, and the public is invited to RSVP on Facebook or by calling 501-337-7233. Arbor Oaks is also currently collecting candy and plastic egg donations to host their own Easter Egg Hunt for the community, which will be held on … These are but a few of the special Easter events coming up in and around Malvern. If you know of another community-wide Easter event you’d like to share with the readers, please call us at 501-3377523 with your info!