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Like a colored egg, Easter rolls in

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Some of the children took a moment to share their findings while others collected special treats from the Easter Bunny at the Tate Egg Hunt Saturday. If you missed this one, don’t fret, churches and groups across the county are offering a basketful of Easter services and activities. See ads for upcoming hunts and church services throughout this edition.


By Max Caylor

Progress contributor 


It was a spectacular day in Tate Saturday as local businesses sponsored their first community egg hunt. Earlier, Cool Springs Baptist Church and Tate United Methodist held their annual egg hunts and in the evening, the Tate Meat Market held a gospel singing in front of their store.

“Thank you for coming to our first Tate Community Egg Hunt and we appreciate the support of our local businesses who came together to sponsor our event,” said Katie Bell, owner of Bell’s Family Pharmacy.

The egg hunt was more than plastic eggs in the grass.  Land-A-Bella Farm brought petting goats and rabbits along with a few ducks. Volunteers were doing face painting, children could stand on the Tate fire truck and have their picture made with the Easter Bunny.

“Our event, besides all the fun, was to call attention to April as Child Abuse Awareness Month and recognize our own Prevent Child Abuse Pickens. We want to give back to them because they do so much for children and their families,” added Bell.

Tate business sponsors for the egg hunt were: Bell’s Family Pharmacy, Mimi’s Eats and Treats, 53 Market, Beauty Bar, Auto Haus, Bear Creek Tobacco, Dee Mathewson Realty, Veteran’s Automotive, and the Tate Volunteer Fire Department.

Also, in attendance handing out pinwheels and taking donations at her table, was June Ash, executive director of Prevent Child Abuse Pickens.  

“I am thrilled to see the colorful outfits and enjoy seeing families having fun together,” Ash said.        

As an organizer, Bell said, “This is my first egg hunt and I had no idea the eggs would go so fast.  Definitely, we will need more than 5,000 eggs next year.” 

If you missed the early Easter activities, don’t fret. Numerous churches and groups have egg hunts and special Easter services on the way. See information throughout this week’s edition.