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Raleigh Easter Returns with City’s Largest Easter Egg Hunt

Posted by on Apr 1, 2014 in Community, events | 0 comments

RaleighEaster4-VintageChurchFree Family Fun in Downtown Raleigh with 58,000 Eggs, Games, and Music at Raleigh Easter 2014

The seventh annual Raleigh Easter returns to the capital city on Saturday, April 12, a week earlier than normal this year. This year, thousands of visitors to this FREE event on Raleigh’s Halifax Mall will find more than 58,000 eggs in more than a half dozen egg hunts from 10 a.m. through 1 p.m. Visitors will also enjoy games, music, balloons, and inflatables as part of the day’s festivities.

Last year’s crowd saw more than 4,000 children participate in egg hunts on Halifax Mall, located in the Government Complex one block north of the state legislative building (near the Museums of Natural Sciences and History) in Downtown Raleigh. Hunts will take place every half hour between 10 a.m. and 1 p.m. this year, with separate zones for children with special needs.

“We love being part of Raleigh and are thrilled to put on this event for the families who live here,” said Matt Stevens, coordinator for Raleigh Easter and pastor at Vintage Church, sponsor of the event. “We’re happy that Raleigh Easter has become a tradition, and we hope to see many more folks come out.”

Raleigh Easter is sponsored by Vintage Church, a non-denominational church with three locations in the Triangle. Although Raleigh Easter isn’t a religious event, the church has scheduled Easter services, beginning with a Maundy Thursday celebration on April 17 at 7 p.m. and Easter Sunday services at 9 a.m., 10:30 a.m., 11:30 a.m., and 5 p.m. (see www.vintagenc.com for service locations).

For more information about Raleigh Easter, visit www.raleigheaster.com, or contact Jessica Janes at Jessica.Janes@vintagenc.com or by phone at (919) 740-0518.

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