HOBOKEN, NJ – An annual tradition returned to Mama Johnson Field on Saturday, as Hoboken Grace, once again hosted its popular Easter Egg Hunt. With COVID safety an obvious concern, this year’s free event featured fifteen socially distanced hunting areas, 25,000+ candy- and toy-stuffed eggs, arts & crafts, and pictures with the Easter Bunny.
“There’s no bigger celebration than Easter, and we at Hoboken Grace love celebrating with our community in this way,” said Chris High, Lead Pastor at Hoboken Grace. “This year was special, our team went to great lengths in our planning to ensure that we could safely bring our neighbors back together without sacrificing what makes the event so special for families and children.”
With reservations required to ensure optimal distancing, more than 1,600 people attended the event on Saturday over the course of five hours, while another 300+ children received “hunt to-go” bags to enjoy at home.
“We are so thankful to our community partners for their close coordination and willingness to hear our plan. We know that many families—and particularly children—have been emotionally and mentally impacted by significant disruptions to their daily lives, so it was just amazing to hear from so many about how important this event was to them,” said James Sproule, Community Impact Director at Hoboken Grace. “It’s important to us that everyone in our community knows that they are welcomed and loved by Hoboken Grace.”
Hoboken Grace will host online-only Good Friday services on Friday, April 2 (5:00 & 6:30pm) and in-person Easter services on Saturday, April 3 (5:00 & 6:30pm) and Sunday, April 4 (7:30am, 9:00am, 10:30am, 12:00pm & 1:30pm). Easter services are also available online through hobokengrace.com.
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