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JBLM Easter Weekend Events

Hunting for Easter eggs

Northwest Guardian

Published: 11:06AM April 14th, 2017

If you go

Good Friday Service, Lewis Main Chapel, Bldg. 2001, Liggett Avenue and 9th Division Drive, Lewis Main, Friday at 6 p.m.

Aquatic Egg Hunt, Kimbro Indoor Pool, Bldg. 2161, Liggett Ave., Lewis Main, Saturday from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Registration is required; visit tinyurl.com/kccj5ay.

Easter Sunrise Service, Watkins Parade Field, between Liggett and Bitar Avenues, Lewis Main, with a breakfast immediately after at Lewis Main Chapel, Bldg. 2001, Liggett Avenue and 9th Division Drive, Sunday at 6 a.m.

Easter Brunch, The Club at McChord Field, 700 Barnes Blvd., McChord Field, Sunday. Seating at 10 a.m., noon and 2 p.m. Cost is $28.95 for ages 13 and older; $14.95 for ages 4 to 12 and free for ages 3 and younger. Club members receive a $2 discount on listed prices. Reservations are required; call 253-982-5581.

BOSS Easter Dash, Free egg hunt at Cowan Stadium, Bldg. 2170 Liggett Avenue and 12th Street, Lewis Main, Sunday. Parents, bring a basket for each child participating. Special needs kids come at noon. Parents must accompany their children. Children ages 3 and younger at 1 p.m., ages 4 to 7 at 2 p.m. and ages 8 to 12 at 3 p.m.

The joint will be hopping at Joint Base Lewis-McChord this weekend as children and adults celebrate Easter with bunnies, eggs, church services and more.

The free annual children’s Aquatic Egg Hunt at Kimbro Indoor Pool on Lewis Main is set to take place Saturday from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Online registration is required, and the event is for children ages 6 months to 12, with times allotted for different age groups.

Each age category will collect floating eggs, including two per age category of special “magical eggs” with tickets inside that can be turned in for a prize. If they’d like, children can keep the plastic eggs they collect. Each registered child will receive a goody bag.

It’s important that parents with children who have not passed a swimming test dress appropriately and be prepared to go in the pool with their children, pool staff said. To register for the Aquatic Egg Hunt, visit tinyurl.com/kccj5ay.

Another fun opportunity for kids to celebrate the holiday is the BOSS Easter Dash, a free egg hunt at Cowan Stadium at Lewis Main on Easter Sunday. Parents need to bring a basket for each child participating. An opening egg collection is planned for special needs kids at noon. Parents need to accompany their child.

Children ages 3 and younger can collect eggs at 1 p.m., ages 4 to 7 years old at 2 p.m. and ages 8 to 12 at 3 p.m. All children will receive a free goody bag.

For adults and families, an Easter Brunch is planned at the Club at McChord Field Sunday. Seating is at 10 a.m., noon and 2 p.m. Cost is $28.95 for ages 13 and older, $14.95 for ages 4 to 12 and free for ages 3 and younger. Club members receive a $2 discount on listed prices. Reservations are required; call 253-982-5581. The Club is located at 700 Barnes Blvd.

A few traditional Christian celebrations of Easter are planned, in addition to regular Easter Sunday services.

A Good Friday service is planned at Lewis Main Chapel Friday at 6 p.m. That event will include seven chaplains from across the installation providing brief meditations on Christ’s last words.

For early risers, a traditional Easter sunrise service will be observed at Watkins Parade Field on Lewis Main Sunday beginning at 6 a.m. with breakfast immediately after at Lewis Main Chapel.

The sun is expected to come up over Mt. Rainier during the service.