Egg hunt draws families to Long Beach - WLOX.com - The News for South Mississippi

Egg hunt draws families to Long Beach

Posted: Updated:
LONG BEACH, MS (WLOX) -

The annual Easter morning egg hunt was held at USM gulf Park Campus Sunday morning. It's sponsored by The Well, a branch of First United Methodist Church of Long Beach.

"Happy Easter," Yelled kids dressed in their Sunday best, ready to hunt Easter eggs.

"I'm hoping to get all of them," said 10-year-old Andrew Bishop.

"One, two, three," counted 3-year-old Max Elenbaas. He said that's how many eggs he'll find.

The holiday signified something different to each smiling face.

"It means that Jesus has risen," said Bishop.

"The Easter bunny leaves tracks at my house," said Mallorie Rishel.

Then the kids headed outside, eager to snatch the 1,000 hidden eggs. Pastor Ben Barlow said the annual hunt is a vital part of Easter.

"It's all about celebrating something that's bigger than we are and that's kind of our view of Jesus," said Reverend Barlow.

After the hunt, they counted their finds. Families captured the moment by taking pictures. Some made new discoveries.

"I'm a master of hunting eggs," yelled a kid.

That spirit is what Reverend Barlow said makes the holiday.

"The kids are the church now and Jesus even told us it was the faith of a child that we must have to come to him," said Reverend Barlow.

With baskets full of eggs and smiles from ear-to-ear, one thing was evident.

"Was it a good Easter? Yep," said kids in unison.

Copyright 2013 WLOX. All rights reserved.

  • Most Popular StoriesMost Popular StoriesMore>>

  • Ocean Springs man's outlook inspires those around him

    Ocean Springs man's outlook inspires those around him

    Sunday, April 20 2014 2:38 PM EDT2014-04-20 18:38:59 GMT
    June 4, 2008 Steven Lowery dove into a local river, broke his neck, and was left paralyzed. Many would have become depressed and withdrawn. But Steven's remarkable outlook on life is inspiring others.More >>
    June 4, 2008 is the day that Steven Lowery's life changed forever. That day he was spending time with friends at a local river. He dove in, broke his neck, and was left paralyzed. Many people suffering that tragedy would have become withdrawn and distant. But you don't know Steven and his remarkable outlook on life.More >>
  • Spring breakers enjoy the coast

    Spring breakers enjoy the coast

    Sunday, April 20 2014 8:00 AM EDT2014-04-20 12:00:18 GMT
    It was a busy day on the beaches of Biloxi Saturday, as people came out to enjoy the sun on the second day of Mississippi Gulf Coast Spring Break.More >>
    It was a busy day on the beaches of Biloxi Saturday, as people came out to enjoy the sun on the second day of Mississippi Gulf Coast Spring Break.More >>
  • Water advisories issued for 6 areas of the beach

    Water advisories issued for 6 areas of the beach

    Saturday, April 19 2014 7:55 AM EDT2014-04-19 11:55:08 GMT
    Advisories have been issued for several sections of the beach in Harrison and Hancock counties. The beaches aren't closed, but there may be an increased risk of illness associated with swimming in these areas.More >>
    Advisories have been issued for several sections of the beach in Harrison and Hancock counties. The beaches aren't closed, but there may be an increased risk of illness associated with swimming in these six areas.
    More >>
Powered by WorldNow

208 DeBuys Road
Biloxi, MS 39531
(228) 896-1313

FCC Public File
EEO Report
Closed Captioning

All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 Worldnow and WLOX. All Rights Reserved.
For more information on this site, please read our Privacy Policy and Terms of Service.