TOP STORY OF THE DAY - First Christian Church and Indiana Sheriffs' Youth Ranch: Egg-cellent times ahead

Wednesday, March 27, 2024

Families are invited to First Christian Church and Indiana Sheriffs' Youth Ranch free Easter egg hunt event at Forest Park on Saturday.

The event will begin with a prayer marking the remembrance of Christ's resurrection. This year, they will have the added support of the Sheriffs' Youth Ranch Chaplain's Office.

"Three years ago, our Indiana Sheriffs' Youth Ranch began partnering with First Christian Church of Brazil on the free Easter Egg Hunt. Both the church congregation and our sheriffs wanted to offer area youth a meaningful family and faith based event, especially coming out of the COVID-19 pandemic," explained Scott Minier, Executive Director at Indiana Sheriffs' Youth Ranch.

Kids will enjoy hunting for a record-breaking 25,000 eggs and a special Easter Bunny entrance.

"This year, the Easter Bunny will make a dramatic arrival to Forest Park's Cow Palace by fire truck thanks to Mayor Bryan Wyndham, Fire Chief Jake Bennett, and our dedicated Brazil firefighters," said Minier. "Twenty-five thousand candy-filled eggs will await area students for the 10 a.m. start. I'm told the Easter Bunny has arranged for two eggs to include special notes surprising the kids they are winners of a girl's or boy's bicycle from Walmart."

Families wanting to see the Easter Bunny's arrival should be on-site at 9:45 a.m. with baskets or grocery bags to collect eggs dispersed across Forest Park.

Minier describes Forest Park as an ideal place for the event.

"Forest Park is both beautiful and convenient. Forest Park also allows many area students and families to walk to the event. If not, there is plenty of free parking."

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