OAK HILL, WV (WOAY) – The Oak Hill Gospel Tabernacle carries on a long-lasting Easter tradition in a new way.
To keep kids safe from spreading the novel coronavirus, the church canceled its annual Easter Egg Hunt, but that didn’t keep kids from getting their sugar fix.
Instead, church volunteers handed out bags of candy to kids during the hours they also hand out meals to the community.
“The whole reason why we do stuff like this in the first place is to spread a little bit of joy and happiness,” said Pastor Charles Schmuck. “[Kids are] real happy to see a little bit of candy and they didn’t have to go through the eggs to get them, so I guess that made it a little bit easier.”
This weekend, the church will host a drive-in Easter service in its parking lot on Oyler Avenue.
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