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Thousands attend Easter egg hunt at York County church

John A. Pavoncello
York Dispatch

More than 2,000 people took part in the first ever Genesis Church Easter Egg Hunt on Sunday.

The event was originally planned as a "'helicopter egg drop," but weather conditions kept the aircraft grounded.

That didn't stop more than 1,000 children from running onto the field to each gather 20 bright plastic, candy-filled eggs.  Over the past few weeks, volunteers at the church had  filled 30,000 plastic eggs for the event, according to Children's Ministry Director Jenn Farris. 

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Included in the treat-filled eggs were prize eggs for each age group that included gift cards for Carter's and Hickory Falls and the grand prize, a $500 gift certificate for a family to visit Great Wolf Lodge. 

Genesis Church might be a new name, but Grace Fellowship, located on Seven Valleys Road, is well known in the area. According to Student Ministries Pastor Brandon Vieth, the original meeting minutes stated that Grace Fellowship was to be a temporary name. The church continued on for 26 years until recently, when church leadership decided it was time to make the change. 

Grace Fellowship officially changes its name to Genesis Church on Easter Sunday, April 21. The church has several events planned, including a launch party on Sunday, April 28, and a Health and Wellness Fair on Saturday, May 4.