Spring Easter Celebration will be Thursday at PHS

Easter egg hunt to follow program

PARKERSBURG — The 2019 Parkersburg Spring Easter Celebration will be held Thursday at 6 p.m. in the horseshoe at Parkersburg High School.

West Virginia University at Parkersburg President Chris Gilmer will welcome attendees. Entertainment will be provided by the Parkersburg High School Brass Ensemble directed by Dan White and the A Cappella Choir directed by Joshua Dubs; Jackson Middle School Select Choir directed by Kristen M. Allodi; Hamilton Middle School Choir directed by Marsha Lindenmuth, and VanDevender Middle School Choir directed by Cody Ratliff.

The Spring Easter message will be delivered by Pastor Joe Spivy. Rounding out the program will be an appearance by the Easter Bunny and Chick-Fil-A Cow.

Following the celebration program there will be an Easter egg hunt with 4,000 filled eggs donated by Parkersburg Elks Lodge 198. In each age group there will be one golden egg which can be turned in for a filled Easter basket.

There are three areas: for ages up to 4 years, 5-7 years and 6-10 years. A fourth area is designated for children with temporary or permanent handicaps (wheelchair bound, crutches, casts, etc.).

Also, each child will be given a ticket for a chance to win a bicycle donated by the Elks Lodge.

Representatives of the various groups assisting the Spring-Easter Committee Co-chairs Kiki Angelos and Michelle Swisher with planning and organizing this year’s celebration are Elks Lodge 198 Mike Winans, O.B. Epling and Jay Perkins; Parkersburg High School Lexi Muller (Student Council, NEHS, NHS), Ashley Koon (NJROTC, NEHS), Cece Fatta (Key Club), Tori DeLancey (Spirit Squad), Grace Gold (Photographer); Hamilton Middle School Nadia Colombo and VanDevender Middle School Kiki Staats.

This celebration and Easter egg hunt is open to all children up to age 10. The committee said it appreciates the support provided by Elks Lodge 198, which made the event possible.