GRAND HAVEN TWP. — A couple hundred children spread over two groupings gathered up eggs holding candy and trinkets during the annual Hope Community Easter Egg Hunt on Saturday morning.

More than 8,000 eggs filled with 35,000 pieces of candy and trinkets were hidden around the grounds at Hope Church, 14932 Mercury Drive in Grand Haven Township, according to the church’s children’s ministry director, Tricia Taylor.

Hope Church has been hosting an Easter egg hunt for 60 years, with the exception of 2020 when all activities were shut down due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Now that limited gatherings are again allowed, church officials planned the hunts over a spread-out time – with younger children starting and hunting in areas separated from the older children. Everyone was also asked to wear a face mask and keep distant from others not within their family group.

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