Jace Easter egg hunt

Jace Henry, 5, shows off his haul from the Paradise Church Easter egg hunt.

MANSFIELD -- Paradise Church had to cancel its community Easter egg hunt last year due to COVID-19. So this year, the church pulled out all the stops with 10,000 eggs, two bouncy slides and snacks.

Jace Henry, 5, found so many eggs he was able to fill a plastic bag and his pockets. His favorite discovery was a tiny rabbit figurine inside one of the Easter eggs.

Henry came with his mother, grandmother and cousin, Jekhi. They found out about the event on Facebook for the 87 N. Illinois Ave. church.

"We just really want to ingrain the church to be part of the community," Pastor Jay Hill said. "We all need something to smile about and certainly Resurrection Sunday is something to celebrate."

When the church held its first egg hunt in 2019, there were about 5,000 eggs and more than 600 registered guests, Hill said.

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Staff reporter focused on education and features. Clear Fork alumna. Always looking for a chance to practice my Spanish. You can reach me at katie.ellington@richlandsource.com