Philadelphia’s largest free community egg hunt with 35,000 eggs and 5,000 people
Roxborough/Philadelphia: It’s back and even bigger – time for another Epic Easter egg hunt! Thirty-five thousand candy-filled eggs, thousands of children, a petting zoo, face painting, balloon animals, photos with the Easter bunny, and all for free! It’s “something different” from Epic Church. The Philly Egg Hunt returns on March 19, 11 AM to 1 PM, at Gorgas Park, Roxborough, located at Ridge Avenue and Hermitage Street. Egg hunts will take place continually for age groups 1-2, 3-4, 5-7, and 8-10. All children must be accompanied by an adult to participate in the activities. Parents are encouraged to register at phillyegghunt.com for a chance to win a $200 shopping spree at Toys”R”Us, tickets to Sesame Place, Adventure Aquarium, and the Philadelphia Zoo.
“We’re really excited about the chance to serve the families of our city again with something fun that we hope will be a memorable experience for everyone,” says lead pastor Kent Jacobs. One of Epic’s core values is serving the local community. The church plans a number of projects all year round such as serving meals to homeless people, planning parties for disadvantaged kids, helping on Habitat for Humanity projects, renovating a teachers’ lounge in a local school, and collecting food for Philabundance. The most recent project was Night to Shine, a prom experience with dinner and dancing for over 150 people with special needs that the church hosted on February 12 in Center City.
According to Lifeway Research and reported in Outreach Magazine, Epic Church is the fastest growing church in Pennsylvania and the 38th fastest growing in America in 2015. For more information about Epic Church visit epicwired.net. Epic is one church in four Philadelphia locations, offering eight Sunday services. Three locations with services at 10 and 11:30 AM are in Center City at the Suzanne Roberts Theatre located at 480 S. Broad Street, in Roxborough at the Roxborough High School located at 6498 Ridge Avenue, and in Fairmount at the Franklin Learning Center at 616 N. 15th Street (near N. Broad and Spring Garden). The Manayunk location has services at 8:30 and 10 AM at the United Artists Theater located at 3720 Main Street. For more information about Epic Church visit epicwired.net.