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Michiana Celebrates Easter

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Folks across Michiana were celebrating Easter Sunday with family, friends, and good food.  And of course, thousands of people kicked off the day at church.

We stopped by Mount Carmel's annual Easter Service at the Century Center.  There was a lot of singing and a lot of people.  The church was expecting over one thousand attendees.  The size is the reason they hold Easter Service at the Century Center.  The church said they get a large crowd because it's a very special service.  "It has no boundaries, it has no races, it has no denominations, it's just a lot of people how know Jesus, a lot of people who love Christ that are coming together to worship and in fellowship," said Deacon Tommy Lee.  The church used to hold their Easter Service at Washington High School but they outgrew that facility four years ago.

And what would Easter be without Easter Eggs?  After Easter Service, Grace Community Church in Goshen held an egg hunt.  Hundreds of children tried to grab as many eggs as they could.  The eggs were filled with candy and money.  Kids say it was fun, but it was hard work getting those treats.  "It was hard to get the eggs because everybody was grabbing for them, it was hard," said Phillip Meadows.  And Fezeka Barnes said, "It was fun cause lots of people were grabbing at the eggs and it was very challenging and I like challenges."

After the egg hunt the church held a gum drop for middle and high school aged kids.  Firefighters climbed up their ladders and dropped the gum from high in the sky.

People all over the area were also partaking in another Easter tradition Sunday...a good meal with family.  Palais Royale in South Bend held its annual Easter Brunch.  There was a huge spread of delicious looking food, pastel napkins decorated the tables, and of course the Easter Bunny made a visit.  We spoke to a family who attended the brunch for the first time.  They said it's better than cooking at home.  "I don't have to do the dishes, I don't have to be up late, and I can just sit and enjoy the girls and my son and his wife," said Jan Hooten.

Easter Dinner was also being served up in Elkhart.  At The Trinity West Center you could dine on ham, turkey, potatoes, and lots of dessert.  The traditional holiday meal was being offered to anyone in the area for free.  Dan White with the Trinity West Center said, "We've found there are a lot of needs one of them is simply food, people do not have the food they need, especially on the weekends."

The church is hoping to host more free meals in the future for the community.

 

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