A weekend full of Easter events

UNDATED – The weekend was full of events for area youth and adults as Easter egg hunts, pictures with the Easter bunny, and Bertha’s Community Easter Meal were held on Saturday.

Several organizations held these events throughout the area, with a great turnout for the Bedford Parks Department Easter Egg Hunt held at Murray Forest Park.

Bedford Mayor Sam Craig was in attendance to see the children off at this years event.

Prior to the Easter Egg Hunt many of the small children got to meet and have their picture taken with the Easter bunny.

The real excitement for the children however, was the Easter Egg Hunt where the children lined up ten minutes prior to noon to be able to go retrieve the eggs.

“This event went very well considering the circumstances our world is in right now. We had a good turnout for each age group, a beautiful day and I believe the kids enjoyed it,” said Gary Dorsett program director Bedford Parks Department.

“Everybody did a good job of social distancing, and masks were required for this event,” said Dorsett.

Bedford Parks was excited to hold this years event. The event was also sponsored by Classic Title, Owen County State Bank, Crowders Pharmacy, Hoosier Hills Credit Union, D&M Tool Company, Parker Group, Bedford Office Supply, and Bedford Body and Paint.

The Bedford Parks Department is opening up a little bit with programing in the coming months according to Dorsett.

Upcoming events include the Softball Association registration, Butch Fish Santa Slugger next month, and the Father/Daughter Dance which will be held at Otis Park Band Shell ( Sweet Heart Dance). To keep up on these events you can contact the Bedford Parks Department at 812-275-5692 or by going to their Facebook page, for more information on these and other events.

Bertha’s Mission Community Easter Meal was also held Saturday with seven locations to serve meals.

Meals were hand delivered to several locations for the inbound.

The event was a drive-through event instead of an in-person meal. Several of the traditional Easter main and side dishes were served.

Volunteers from the First Baptist Church in Bedford helped with this years Community Easter meal.

“We started about 10:00 a.m. with a little prep work completed yesterday,” said Heather Beasley who helped coordinate efforts at the First Baptist Church in Bedford.

“We were use to preparing meals for 700 people who all sat down, so we had to learn how to do the drive through meal experience,” said Beasley.

More than 50 volunteers who helped prepare, distribute or deliver the meals. “We are excited to be able to provide the meals throughout the county this year,” said Beasley.

Volunteers First Church of God in Mitchell

The churches that helped included the First Baptist Church, Mitchell First Church of God, Turning Point, Crossroads Community Church, Fayetteville Baptist Church, Lighthouse Baptist Church, Sherwood Oaks Christian Church, and Bertha’s Mission.