By Andrea Raby
Mason Times staff writer
Although spring isn’t in the air yet, Easter is this weekend, and with it many holiday events.
On March 30, the Mason Library is holding an Easter Egg Party. The event is gauged toward ages 4-8, but all ages are welcome.
Cheryl Lyons, head librarian, said the hunt will be a fun way for the little ones to celebrate the holiday.
“We’re going to do an Easter egg hunt in the library with Easter eggs, have a little snack and a little craft-type activity—just a fun celebration for Easter,” Lyons said. Unfortunately, the Easter Bunny will not be in attendance.
Lyons said this is the first year the library staff has done an egg hunt, but they plan to make it a tradition. They hope in years to come, the Easter Bunny will squeeze them into their schedule.
what’s the best part of the hunt?
“It’s all free. We really encourage families to come out and have a good time right before Easter,” Lyons said.
If you are looking to celebrate Easter religiously, many of the churches in Mason are holding special services.
The First United Methodist Church is holding a communitywide Good Friday service. The service will begin at 7 p.m., and all members of the community, as well as those from other churches, are welcome.
Mason Community Church, Mason First Church of the Nazarene, and the First Presbyterian Church will hold regular services. The First Presbyterian Church will also hold a service at 7 p.m. Thursday and a Good Friday service at noon.
Both All Saints Lutheran and the First United Methodist will be holding Easter breakfasts. The breakfast at the First United Methodist will take place between the 7:30 a.m. and 9:30 a.m. services, and at All Saints Lutheran the breakfast will start around 9:45, in between the 8:30 a.m. and 11 a.m. services.
St. James Catholic Church will hold many extra services for the holiday. It will begin with a Holy Thursday service at 7 p.m., followed by a Good Friday service at 3 p.m. and an Easter Vigil at 8:30 p.m. on Saturday.
Office manager Vicky Martin explained that the Easter Vigil is for people who are joining the Catholic faith. They begin with a fire in the parking lot area, and inside with a ceremony and baptism. Easter services will be at regular Sundat=y times.
To register for the Mason Library’s Easter Egg Party, call 517-676-9088. For information on each church, check their websites.