SPRINGFIELD, Vt. – For the second year in a row, the Springfield Easter Fest will be hosted by the Association of Springfield Area Churches Saturday, April 20, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Riverside Park by the Riverside Middle School in Springfield, Vt.
Eight churches have been working together to plan this event and we hope to have another 1,000 people attend like last year. Because Easter is later this year, we are planning to have all of the activities outside at Riverside Park. Everything is free. At 11 a.m., there will be food and games and people can use their free raffle ticket to try to win one of the many door prizes. At noon, the egg hunts will begin with six different hunts and over 6,000 eggs so that people of all ages can compete with others of similar ages. After the egg hunts, the prize winners will be announced, and they can claim their prizes.
The eight churches are the Calvary Baptist Church, the Church of Christ, the First Congregational Church UCC, North Springfield Baptist Church, Precision Valley Baptist Church, St. Mary’s Catholic Church, St. Joseph’s Catholic Church, and the United Methodist Church.
Rev. George Keeler from the North Springfield Baptist Church is the chair of the event and Rev. Malcolm Fowler of the Calvary Baptist Church is in charge of the tables for the various activities. We have come together to sponsor this event because of the need to show the children, youth, and young families in our community that we care about them and that we want to sponsor activities for them. We feel it is important to have fun family events in our community so that people have a chance to get together and have fun together.
Our theme “He Lives! Jesus died for you because He loves you” will help us spread the word that each person is important and that God loves each person and is reaching out to them.
During the coming months, area businesses will be contacted to see if they will donate prizes and contribute financially to help sponsor this event. Last year, many area businesses and other organizations joined in because they also wanted to show that they care for our youth and children and because they also want more family events in our community. All the activities and food are free because of their generous support.