A myriad of activities ranging from Easter sunrise services, Easter egg hunts and other special events are planned for the weekend in Palestine.
The following churches have announced their sunrise services:
• First Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) will hold an Easter sunrise service at 7 a.m. Sunday. A breakfast will follow. The church is located in downtown Palestine at 113 E. Crawford St.
• Holy Ground Worship Center will hold Easter sunrise services at 7 a.m. Sunday. The service will be outside if weather permits. Following the service, the church will serve a free breakfast to all attending. The menu will include deer sausage, hog sausage, eggs, gravy, biscuits, waffles and pancakes. The church is located on the Rusk Highway (U.S. 84 East) one mile from Loop 256.
• Sheridan Terrace Baptist Church's Easter celebration will start with a sunrise service at 7 a.m. at the church’s porch by the paved parking lot at 117 Romallen Dr.
• Montalba Christian Church will host a community-wide Easter sunrise service at 7:30 a.m. Sunday at the Montalba Community Center on Texas 19 North.
• Brushy Creek United Methodist Church will hold its Easter sunrise services at 7 a.m. Sunday at the church arbor. The church is located at 970 ACR 445 off FM 837.
• Grapeland Baptist Church will hold an Easter sunrise service at 6:45 a.m. Sunday at the church, with a breakfast fellowship to follow. The church is located at 505 Spivey Rd. (FM 227 East) in Grapeland.
• Bois D'Arc Baptist Church will hold Easter sunrise services at 7 a.m. Sunday at Liberty Cemetery in Bradford on FM 837 East about one-half mile off Texas 19 North.
Several Easter egg hunts also are planned this weekend for the Easter holiday. Here is a list of events:
• An Easter Egg Extravaganza sponsored by several community churches, complete with food, games and prizes, will be held from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. today at Willie Myers Park on Dorrance Street.