The Arlington Assembly Church will provide a safe drive-thru Easter egg hunt this year in lieu of their normal community Easter egg hunt.

The event will be held at 201 N. Stillaguamish Ave., Arlington on March 27. It goes from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m.

The church normally holds a traditional Easter egg hunt each year and invites the community to come find eggs and candy.

This year organizers had to rethink the event to follow safety guidelines because of the coronavirus pandemic.

This year families are invited to the event to drive through a number of Easter attractions and receive treats and gifts to take home.

"We’ve creatively modified this well-known community event into a drive-thru experience to promote physical distancing, ensuring the health and safety of its participants,” said Taunya Sanchez, children’s director at the Arlington Assembly church.

Kids will be greeted at various decorated stations their cars can stop at.

“Vehicles will be greeted by the Easter Bunny, journey through various attractions and receive a goody-filled Easter Basket to take home,” said Sanchez. “There will be multiple stopping points to receive additional eggs and candy."

The church’s Halloween and Easter events are for all residents in the Arlington area and are meant to promote community and bring local families together.

“We want to create a magical experience for the kids while still being able to provide a ‘touch-point’ to the community,” said Sanchez.

She said providing community events is one of the ways church members practice some of their beliefs.

“Our purpose is to put into practice what we believe and that is to love our community on purpose,” said Sanchez.

The event is planned to go until 4 p.m. but may end early if supplies run out.

“It is first come, first served and we are excited to be able to provide 1,035 Easter Baskets to children in our area this year,” said Sanchez.

Sanchez hopes the church can return to their normal community Easter event next year assuming the safety concerns of the pandemic are finally over.

More information about the Arlington Assembly Church is available at their website at arlingtonassembly.com.

 

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