This weekend, many Iowa kids will be on the hunt for Easter eggs.
One of the local hunts is organized by Debra Heights Wesleyan Church in Des Moines. It’s designed for toddlers to fifth graders.
The church wanted to get more involved in the community, so they partnered with the Lower Beaver Neighborhood Association to hold the Easter egg hunt.
Church members have filled more than 5,000 plastic eggs with candy, toys, stickers, and temporary tattoos.
Lead pastor Jeremey Geerdes says they’ve been preparing for this event, since last Easter.
“We started asking our church members to collect the eggs last year. So when they went on clearance last year, we’d be able to get a pile of eggs. And the church has really jumped at it and really had a good time with it. We’ve had party to fill the eggs and its’ just been a blast,” says Geerdes.
The Debra Heights Wesleyan Church’s Easter egg hunt is Saturday, starting at 9:00 a.m. It’s at Woodlawn Park near the 3100 block of Twana Drive, off of Lower Beaver Road.