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Update: Weather forces change in plans for 'Hop to It' Easter egg hunt

Staff Report • Updated Apr 17, 2019 at 2:17 PM

UPDATE: Due to Saturday’s weather forecast, Preaching Christ Church and Food City have canceled their sixth annual ‘Hop to It!” Easter egg hunt at Andrew Johnson Elementary School. To make up for the cancellation, the church is inviting the community to attend “RISE TOGETHER” on April 28 at the Kingsport Farmers Market. From 10:30-11 a.m., the church will issue wristbands for free unlimited carousel rides, followed by live music, free inflatables and free Starbucks coffee, with the carousel opening at 1 p.m. For more information, contact Preaching Christ Church by phone at (423) 967-5997, email pcckingsport@gmail.com or visit www.preachingchristchurch.com.


KINGSPORT — Over the last six years, Preaching Christ Church and Food City on Eastman Road have held one of the biggest Easter egg hunts in the Model City, and this year will be no different.

Open to the community, this year’s “Hop to It!” Easter egg hunt will be held Saturday beginning at 11 a.m. Many families look forward to the event each year, according to a press release.

How to participate

The free event will be held at Andrew Johnson Elementary School, located at 1001 Ormond Drive in Kingsport. Participants should bring their own baskets to collect eggs.

What to expect

The event will be divided into five hunts that will take place one after another. The special needs egg hunt will kick the day off at noon, followed by the ages 0-2 hunt at 12:20, the 3-5 hunt at 12:40, the 6-8 hunt at 1 and the 9-12 hunt at 1:20.

Over 20,000 eggs will be on hand, along with free food, face painting, inflatables for kids and photos with the Easter Bunny. The day will end with drawings for prizes, including an iPad. Participants must be present to win.


The event is sponsored by Express Oil, 2Ton Tattoo, Texas Roadhouse, Braeden’s BBQ, LawnCare Solutions and the Miss Kingsport Scholarship Organization.

For more information, contact Preaching Christ Church by email at pcckingsport@gmail.com or by phone at (423) 967-5997.