A long-standing tradition at Temple Baptist Church is the annual Easter Egg Hunt. This year's social gatherings restrictions changed the plans.
Instead, they hosted a free drive-thru Easter Egg Hunt that included eggs of all sizes on display around the campus, contests to guess the number, and a bag of plastic eggs, candy, and activities for each child delivered safely right through the car window by volunteers wearing masks and gloves. The Easter Bunny greeted each car as it passed, waving to the kids.
Organizer and Children's Ministry Director, Becky Jenkins explained, "Temple's egg hunt is always a big event for the community and we just wanted to provide a safe event for families while social distancing."
The church members and volunteers prepared over 20,000 eggs over the last few weeks, stuffing each with small candies. On Saturday they had 314 cars in three hours and gave out 450 gift bags. Over 1,100 people participated in the drive-through.
Pastor H.D. Jones said, "During this weird time in our country we want to abide by our Governor’s wishes, but at the same time be an encouragement to our community. We normally do a wonderful Easter Egg Hunt so this was our attempt to keep some normalcy in our lives. We hope it will point people to the message of the church “the Love of Christ.”
Temple Baptist Church is located at 117 Marlin Road in White House. Their website is www.templetoday.com. The office phone number is 615-672-5339.