First Christian Church, Sheriffs’ Youth Ranch team-up for free Easter Egg Hunt

BRAZIL – First Christian Church, Sheriffs’ Youth Ranchteam-up for free community Easter Egg Hunt at Forest Park in Brazil on Saturday, April 16th.

Volunteers from the First Christian Church and the Indiana Sheriffs’ Youth Ranch are teaming up to host the Easter weekend event at Forest Park, 911 Bonnie Geyne Miller Dr., off State Road 59 on Brazil’s southside. 

“Younger kids will be given a head start at the 9 a.m. event,” said Jon Rhoades, children and family minister at First Christian Church. “We want all participating families from our congregation and community to have a joyous, rewarding time.”   

For years, the free community event has begun with a prayer marking the remembrance of Christ’s resurrection, Rhoades said. This year, the traditions continue with the added support of the nonprofit Sheriffs’ Youth Ranch Chaplain’s Office. 

“Our chaplain’s office provides opportunities for Youth Ranch visitors to voluntarily participate in prayer, song, and humanitarian projects,” said Senior ISYR Chaplain Phil Ping. “We are delighted to join Brazil’s First Christian Church on Easter weekend to provide a faith-based youth-oriented program with blessed opportunities for adult volunteerism and fellowship.”

 Organizers encourage families to be on-site by 8:45 a.m. to see the Easter Bunny arrive by hot air balloon for the festivities, Ping said. Kids should bring Easter baskets or small grocery bags to collect candy eggs scattered across Forest Park. 

For more information on the Easter Egg Hunt, call the First Christian Church at 812-446-2214 or the Indiana Sheriffs’ Youth Ranch at 317-460-4242.

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