Easter festivities get underway

Five-year-old Bridget Denny crouched in the grass early Saturday afternoon at Beech Springs Farm Market picking up empty blue, yellow and purple Easter eggs and placing them in her “Peppa Pig”-themed bucket.

Much like other children around her, Denny’s enthusiastic running during the Beech Springs Farm Market Easter Egg Hunt caused her overflowing bucket of eggs to spill.

The Beech Springs egg hunt was just the start of local Easter festivities. Winchester Civitan also held an Easter egg hunt Saturday.

Easter festivities continue Friday with the Good Friday cross walk and unity service from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. The walk begins at Winchester Municipal Utilities, 150 N. Main St., and is followed by the service at noon at First Christian Church, 24 E. Hickman St.

The offering will benefit the transient ministry program at Clark County Community Services. Pastor Allan Hutchinson of First Church of God will preach. A light lunch will follow the service.

On Saturday, families can attend an Easter egg hunt while at the Family Fun Day for Child Abuse Prevention Month, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday at Clark County Preschool. Along with the Easter egg hunt, there will be food, inflatables and displays from community vendors.

The annual Underwater Easter Egg Hunt begins with an open swim for all ages at noon Saturday at College Park gym, 15 Wheeler Ave. The egg hunt starts at 1 p.m. and is open to ages 14 and younger. Cost is $5 and includes swimming before and after the event. Preregister by Friday.