Church Holds Egg Hunt for Kids with Special Needs

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SPRINGDALE, Ark. (KNWA) — One local church made sure every child could participate in an Easter egg hunt this year.

First Church Springdale hosted a “Wonderfully Made Easter Egg Hunt” on Saturday, March 31.

Several different egg hunts, including a quiet egg hunt, beeping egg hunt, magnetic egg hunt, and four general egg hunts were offered.

Children’s Minister Samantha Erikson says she saw a need for all kids to be included in the community.

“We didn’t want kids to feel left out and not be able to participate in an easter egg hunt, so we came up with the idea of including all of them,” Erickson said. “We just want all families to feel that they have a place and that they’re not excluded. Inclusion is a big thing and that’s what we’re shooting for.”

The event was also a hit for parents. Rogers resident Mark Rippy brought his son, who suffers from cerebral palsy, to participate in the magnetic egg hunt.

“You have no idea how incredible it makes you feel whenever you can actually have him participate in something that regular normal kids can, so I very much enjoy it,” Rippy said.

Over 300 children and their families came out for the event.

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