Children enthusiastic at egg hunts held at Esther Short Park in Vancouver and Hathaway Park in Washougal
BATTLE GROUND — Clark County residents and visitors once again visited Battle Ground’s Lewisville Park for the annual Easter Sunrise Community Worship Service Sunday.
Eighteen churches combined to host the 2019 version of this annual event, which included hymns, readings from scripture and an Easter message delivered by Pastor Rick Sawczuk of the Battle Ground Foursquare Church.
Other sponsoring churches included:
Battle Ground Baptist — Pastor Shawn Newberry
Battle Ground Pentecostals — Pastor Ray Malanis
Battle Ground United Methodist — Pastor Susan Boegli
Bethel Lutheran Church — Pastor Korey Finstad
Cherry Grove Friends — Pastor Arden Kinser
Church on the Rock — Pastor Brad Wuori
Church of the Holy Spirit, Episcopal — Pastor Alice Bower
CrossWay Church — Pastor Vos
Hockinson Community Church — Pastor Shaun Hart
Household of Faith Community — Pastor Eric Burd
Landmark Christian Assembly — Pastor Ed Staton
Meadow Glade Seventh Day Adventist — Pastor Rick Bowes, Pastor Jackie James
Prince of Peace Lutheran Church — Pastor Dave Zemke
Sacred Heart Catholic — Fr. Aloysius Ssensamba
Summit View Church
The Link Church — Pastor Jim Gilliam
Easter Egg Hunts
Among the many Easter Egg Hunts held in Clark County this past weekend was a gathering held Saturday at Esther Short Park in Vancouver. The event was hosted by Activate Church and featured 20,000 eggs, face painting, balloon animals, a bouncy slide and photos with the Easter Bunny.
The city of Washougal and the Washougal Eagles 4390 teamed up to host the Washougal Community Easter Egg Hunt and EGGstravaganza on Saturday at Upper Hathaway Park. All children were given a bag of candy, and each egg contained a chance for a prize or grand prize. Grand prizes included items such as bikes and toys. The event also included activities such as carnival games, a petting zoo, herb seed pods that were planted in paper cups that children colored and costumed characters handed out goodies.