Story time slated
‘Read to Me’ story time for children ages 2-6 is scheduled this Wednesday from 11 am to noon at the Beverly Public Library. This week’s topic is ‘Hyenas.’ Children attending must be accompanied by an adult who will remain with them during the entire story time. Story times contain good books and crafts.
SPRING RUMMAGE SALE
Mark your calendars for Friday, May 1. The Beverly United Methodist Church will be sponsoring their spring rummage and bake sale from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., with the ‘bag sale’ at 3 p.m.
The Beverly United Methodist Church is offering a free community luncheon this Saturday, from 11:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. This month’s menu features a ‘cook-out’ theme including sloppy joes, hot dogs, salads, chips, and dessert. Everyone is welcome to stop by for free food and fellowship.
The Beverly United Methodist Preschool is accepting registrations for the 2014-2015 school year. If you are interested in sending your child, or know a child of preschool age interested in attending, please stop by the church office at 700 Park St. in Beverly to pick up a registration form or contact teacher Jodi Leach at 336-4230.
The festival of Easter is said to have begun as a time of rejoicing that growing things were reborn. The Christian Festival was initiated to counter this pagan practice. Then, in AD 325, the Council of Nicea set the date for Easter as the Sunday following the first full moon after the spring equinox.
Eggs are a symbol of new life that returns to nature at Easter time. Exchanging eggs began with the Egyptians and Persians decorating eggs with spring colors and exchanging them with family and friends. Connecting eggs with the Easter bunny appears to come from Germany in the late 1500s where it was widely believed the bunny laid red eggs on Holy Thursday and multicolored eggs the night before Easter Sunday. The English began writing messages and dates on the eggs and exchanging them with loved ones. It wasn’t until the 1800s that candy eggs were first made. They generally were open in the middle and a scene was created inside then used for table centerpieces.
Today marks the 225th anniversary of the founding of Beverly, Ohio. On this date, nineteen men, along with their families, having left the settlement at Marietta, came ashore at Tuttle’s Run, just below Beverly, to establish the third settlement in the Northwest Territory. Community members and local churches are asked to ring bells 19 times at 9 a.m. in memory of these men and their families.