Newton County is one of those places where there's not a lot going on in the way of events. It is almost Easter and I am having a difficult time finding a central place for information on Easter egg hunts in Newton County. I have never understood why the Newton County Chamber of Commerce and Downtown Covington maintain separate event calendars.
If the Chamber's function is to promote economic development in the area, then events in the main area of town, properly known as the Covington Square, should be included on the Chamber's calendar. I appreciate the events that Main Street Covington organizes. If it weren't for them, there would be a whole lot of nothing to do in Newton County. The only issue I have with their events are that they are often geared toward drumming up business for the retailers on the Covington Square. Not that there's anything wrong with that but, most people are just looking to have a good time and do something fun with the family.
The Easter egg hunt that Main Street Covington has organized this year starts today and runs through Saturday. However, the eggs are collected from the merchants on the Covington Square. I can only imagine the fun my 3.5 year old will have while I drag him from store to store to collect eggs. Not going to happen. Lucky for us, a few Rockdale and Newton County churches have stepped in to offer a real Easter egg hunt with no strings attached. All the events below are scheduled for this coming Saturday, March 30, 2013
East Newton Egg Hunt
1:30 p.m., East Newton Baptist Church, 11290 Hwy. 278 E, Covington, the church hosts an Easter Egg Hunt for children in grades K-5. Visit: www.enbchurch.org.
Rock Temple Egg Hunt
11 a.m., Rock Temple AME Church, 1021 Bryant St., Conyers, annual Egg Hunt hosted by the church's Youth Department. 770-922-5707.
Epiphany Lutheran Egg Hunt
11 a.m., Epiphany Lutheran Church, 2375 Ga. Hwy. 20, Conyers, the church hosts an Egg Hunt and Stations of the Cross at noon, 770-483-6222.
After the egg hunts on Saturday, Covington's First Baptist Church will hold its annual Easter Service on the Covington Square on March 31, 2013. The annual event typically draws about 1,500 people and begins at 10 am. The church is at the corner of Floyd and Elm streets in downtown Covington.
If you know of any other local Easter egg hunts, please post them in the comments. Happy Easter!