What a great weekend to celebrate here at the campground, not only was this our opening weekend but also Easter weekend.
To get the weekend started off, Friday night we had a community campfire for everyone to gather around, there were even s’mores for all the sweet tooth’s out there. Campfire’s are always a fun time here at the campground because you always get to meet a new friend and have a nice relaxing time.
Early Saturday morning, the Easter bunny made his way around the campground to hide a bunch of eggs for all the kids.
Once he hid all his eggs, he came up to the pavilion for pictures with everyone!
At 10am, the kids aged 5 & under were escorted to the Chapel Field where they lined up and got ready to find as many eggs as they could! When “GO” was hollered, the kids took off and tried to fill their baskets as fast as possible. Once all the eggs in the field were found, we all met back under the pavilion to open them up and see what was inside!
Around 10:30am, we gathered all the kids aged 6-12 and took them to the woods area where they would be finding all their eggs. Ms. Carolynn lined them up and gave them the low down about where to look before yelling “GO”. The kids took off in every direction to start finding their eggs. Some of the eggs were hidden in trees whereas others were hidden in stumps, making for a very exciting hunt.
Even the squirrels enjoyed themselves at our egg hunt by helping themselves to a few of the eggs!
Later Saturday night, the camp store revealed the winner of the Jelly Bean contest where campers guessed how many jelly beans were in a container. Jennifer Ramsey guessed that there were 247 beans in the container and there were actually 248 beans, making her our lucky winner. She won some little chicks and some jelly beans!
Sunday morning brought us our Easter Sunrise Service where campers were welcomed to gather around the lake and listen to an amazing message. Theresa Moore did an excellent job delivering her sermon titled “Back To The Future”. There was also a beautiful performance by The Dunlap Family with Ronda Clark singing. After the sermon, there were light refreshments served inside the Acres Eatery that were absolutely delicious!
With such an exciting opening weekend at The Acres, we can’t wait to see what the rest of the season will bring!
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