TERRE HAUTE, Ind. (WTWO/WAWV)– Hundreds of families filled Deming Park on Saturday, as the city of Terre Haute hosted its annual “Easter Egg Hunt” event. 

Children had the opportunity to find eggs, win prizes and more at different locations throughout the park. The Terre Haute Parks and Recreation Department also partnered with Remnant Church for Saturday’s event.

Lead pastor Branden Norman said the church provided candy and other materials for the event. He said the church wanted to find a way to expand their Easter festivities.

“We just talked behind the scenes about how can we help strengthen the city, and make it the best Easter experience that could be possible,” he said. “Use your resources plus our resources and the things we get, and we came together.” 

Saturday’s event was originally scheduled for last week, on April 1st, but was postponed due to the weather. Still, Norman said he was ecstatic with the turnout. 

“This park is full of people right now. It’s amazing to see families come together, and that’s why we do it,” he said. “It’s amazing when you can have someone hand a lollipop to somebody and put a smile on a kid’s face. When you squat down and go eye-to-eye with them and tell them that they’re appreciated, we’re excited about it.”