Celebrating Easter In Lufkin

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Grace Baldwin
(Bethany) Grace Baldwin has an Associate Degree in Journalism from Angelina College and is working on a double major of English and Journalism at Stephen F. Austin State University. She thoroughly enjoys reading, writing, and has an indelible passion for words.

Palm Sunday has passed, and Easter is quickly making its approach. We’ve taken a look at the internet and hunted the East Texas area for some great ways to shake up your celebration routine.

Here are some fun (and easy!) Easter activities for one, the family, or friends:

  1. New, Unique Trends for Egg Dying:1. Ever think of using cabbage leaves and panty hose to dye eggs? Me either! However, this video by Handy shows an easy and awesome way to create dyed eggs like no other. First wrap the boiled eggs in panty hose with a flower, stem of dill, or any item that would leave a creative design. Then, boil the eggs in a mixture of onion skins or cabbage leaves and water. Allow the mixture to cool and then refrigerate it. Remove the hosery and plant life, pat dry, and the result will be an egg worthy of a DIY Pin on Pinterest.2. Shaving Cream Easter Eggs are an idea from the Pinterest page the Crafty Morning. This method uses shaving cream and food coloring to make neon swirled eggs. This is possibly the simplest method to dye eggs I have ever seen. You spray shaving cream across a metal cooking sheet and apply different food coloring throughout. Swirl the colors around using a straw or other utensil. Dip the egg face down in one section of colors and then dip the other side in another section. Let the egg sit for 10 minutes, then rinse it dry.
  2. If the egg hunt is on your radar, here is a list of local Egg Hunts:1. First Christian Church of Lufkin, located at 1300 S. 1st St. will hold an egg hunt Saturday, March 26 from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. The event will include a special needs egg hunt at 11:30, games, food, puppet shows, and more. Contact First Christian Church at (936)-634-8341 for more information.

    2. The 17th Annual Easter Egg Hunt will be Saturday, March 26 at Kit McConnico Park. The hunt begins at 1 p.m. and is for ages 0-10. It is free, but there will be a $1 Kit McConnico Park prize raffle with prize registration beginning at noon. Over 10,000 eggs will be dropped. The hunt is sponsored by Lufkin Parks & Recreation, Lufkin First Assembly, and KFox 95.5. For more information contact Lufkin Parks & Recreation at (936)-633-0250.

    3. First Baptist Church of Lufkin is hosting an Easter egg hunt and Flowering of the Cross event Saturday, March 26 at 4 p.m. There will be a toddler egg hunt, preschool egg hunt, egg games for elementary ages, and the flowering of the cross for adults and children at the Family Life Center. For more information visit their website http://www.firstlufkin.com/easter-2016/.

  3. Other local events this Easter weekend include:
  • Gamer’s Hollow Easter Multicolored Magic: The Gathering Tournament.
    Local game shop, Gamer’s Hollow, will be hosting an unlimited 5-color Easter tournament Friday March 25 at 7 p.m. There is a $5 entry. No artifacts are allowed in the decks. Lots of prizes will be hidden in Easter eggs!! When you win a round, you get to draw an egg from the basket. Prizes include candy, drinks, cash, booster packs, one FREE entry into the Shadows over Innistrad pre-release, and more. There will also be a competition for the best decorated Easter bonnet.
    Go to the Gamer’s Hollow Facebook page or call (936)-899-9005 for more information.
  • Forego typical Easter celebrations and go to the Nacogdoches Pro Rodeo & Steer Show beginning March 24 and ending March 26. Gates open at 6:30 p.m., mutton bustin’ begins at 7 p.m., and specialty acts are at 7:45 p.m. nightly. The event benefits the Nacogdoches Jaycees. Thursday gate special is free admission, Friday and Saturday prices and more information can be found at their website http://www.nacexpo.net/rodeo.asp.
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