Celebrating Easter In Mint Hill

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MINT HILL, NC – Easter egg hunts are a popular tradition during the Easter holiday. The tradition of hunting for eggs during Easter is believed to have its origins in ancient pagan celebrations of spring. In many cultures, the egg is a symbol of new life and fertility, which are both associated with the spring season.

With the advent of Christianity, the egg took on additional symbolic significance. Christians viewed the egg as a symbol of the resurrection of Jesus Christ, with the hard shell representing the sealed tomb and the emerging chick representing Christ rising from the dead.  

Today, Easter egg hunts are a popular activity for families and communities to celebrate the Easter holiday, and there are many you can enjoy right here in Mint Hill!

Hop Around Mint Hill

Hop Around Mint Hill 2022
Hop Around Mint Hill 2022

The Town of Mint Hill is excited to announce the third annual “Hop Around Mint Hill” event!  From April 1 through April 16, join in on the town-wide hunt for 27 giant Easter eggs hidden at local businesses, in the downtown area, and at Mint Hill’s parks.  Daily clues to aid you in your search will be posted on social media beginning April 1.  Be sure to scan each egg’s unique QR code when you find it; each each scan enters you in a drawing to win a $25 Visa gift card!  Four winners will be announced on April 17.  For more information on Hop Around Mint Hill, visit minthillevents.org.

Philadelphia Presbyterian Easter EGGstravaganza!

Children ages 2 through 5th grade are invited to Philadelphia Presbyterian’s Easter EGGstravaganza at Mint Hill’s Park on Wilgrove at 10:00 am on Saturday, April 1.  The hunt for thousands of eggs kicks off at 11:00 am, but there’s plenty more fun to enjoy, including face painting, crafts, balloon animals, a photo booth, snacks, a visit from the Easter Bunny, and magic from Mr. Marvel.  

Clear Creek Baptist Church Easter Egg Hunt

Clear Creek Baptist Church Easter Egg Hunt 2022
Clear Creek Baptist Church Easter Egg Hunt 2022

Kids of all ages are invited to Clear Creek Baptist Church’s annual Easter Egg Hunt on Sunday, April 2 from 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm.  The egg hunt will be held across the street from the church at the parsonage, where five different age categories will be clearly marked with signs: 2 and under, 3-5 years, k – 2nd grade, 3rd – 5th grade, and 6th grade +.  Different age groups’ start times will be staggered so parents have the opportunity to watch both little ones and older kids.  In addition to the main event, enjoy free hot dogs and chips, games, crafts, and a photo booth.  When you arrive, make sure to register to win one of several free prize raffles.  If it’s rainy, the event will be held inside the church.  

Blair Road United Methodist Church Easter Egg Hunt & Palm Parade

Everyone is invited to Blair Road United Methodist Church on Sunday, April 2, for their Easter Egg Hunt and Palm Parade.  A part of both the 8:45 am and 11:11 am Palm Sunday Services, the Palm Parade recalls the day when Jesus entered Jerusalem.  Between services, at 10:00 am, children of all ages are invited to participate in an Easter Egg Hunt in the Christian Education Playground.

Whether they’re in your children’s Easter basket or gracing the table for Easter dinner, sweet treats have become a hallmark of Easter celebrations, and there are many great options to purchase your Easter treats right here in Mint Hill.

Sweets & Savories
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Daphne’s Bakery offers decorated Easter cookies, Easter- and spring-themed cakes, and cupcakes with Easter-themed sprinkles and decorations.  Keep in mind that Daphne’s is closed on Good Friday and the Saturday before Easter in observance of the holiday, so you’ll need to pick your goodies up by Thursday, April 6.  Mama K’s Kettle Corn is always popping something new for the season, and Easter is no exception!  This spring they’re popping a kettle and candy blend, a cotton candy flavor, and spring confetti corn – and don’t forget to grab your “bunny bait” while you’re there!  Sweets and Savories by JoyMarie also has a wide selection for Easter, including Italian Easter breads, Easter baskets, and other sweet treats.

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Mary Beth Foster
Mary Beth Foster works part time as an essay specialist at Charlotte Latin School and full time as a mom to her eight-year-old daughter Hannah and her six-year-old son Henry. Prior to having children, she worked as a high school English teacher for nine years. Most recently, she chaired the English department at Queen's Grant High School. She and her husband have lived in Mint Hill with their children and their cats since 2011. Email: marybeth@minthilltimes.com