Saturday will feature the annual Easter Egg Hunt at El Portal Middle School, while Sunday will bring a special Sunrise Service for the community.
On Saturday, March 26, the grounds at El Portal will be covered with colorful, treat filled plastic Easter eggs, as the Escalon Kiwanis Club hosts the annual egg hunt. There will be separate areas for different ages, with a site roped off for those up to 2 years old, an area for 2- to 4-year-olds, an area for 5- to 7-year-olds and the final area for the oldest hunters, 8- to 11-year-olds. The hunt takes off at 10 a.m. and some of the plastic eggs will contain a prize notification for special Easter baskets. Every participant will get some candy and a gift, with the special prize baskets, many being provided by Escalon FFA, available for all ages.
Escalon Kiwanis Club will also have muffins, juice and coffee available.
Early Sunday morning, Escalon Ministerial Association will host its traditional Easter Sunday Sunrise Service at Burwood Cemetery on River Road. The March 27 service will begin at 6:30 a.m. and is a Community Sunrise Service, with all in the community invited to the ecumenical service. The roughly 45-minute service will include music and an Easter message.
Prior to the weekend festivities, Saron Lutheran will host its final Holden Evening Prayer Service and soup supper this evening, Wednesday, March 23. The supper is at 6 p.m.; prayer service follows at 7 p.m.
Escalon Covenant Church, 1155 Escalon Ave., will host a Good Friday service at 6:30 p.m. on March 25 and will have Easter Sunday services on March 27 at 8:45 a.m. and 10:30 a.m., with an Easter egg hunt for youngsters on the church grounds in between the services at 10 a.m. Sunday.