Advocate Editorial Board opinion: Victoria full of fun activities for Easter holiday
By the Advocate Editorial Board
April 17, 2014 at 4:17 a.m.
Easter, one of Christianity's most important holidays, is only a few days away, and celebrations have already begun across the Crossroads. Over the past week, churches, companies and other groups have had plays, pageants, egg hunts and more in observance of Easter.
As Easter Sunday approaches, there are even more activities planned in the Crossroads, and we hope residents will come out and take part in these celebrations.
On Friday, there are several events planned for people of all ages. The Catholic War Veterans are planning a Good Friday Fish Fry beginning at noon and continuing until the food is gone. The meal costs $6 a plate, includes fish, fries, hush puppies and bread pudding and will be at the Catholic War Veterans Hall, 1007 S. Main St., Victoria.
For families with children, Parkway Church is hosting Easter in the Park at 7 p.m. Friday in Riverside Park. The event will feature bounce houses, games and a 20,000-egg hunt. Food will be available for purchase. Attendees are encouraged to bring their lawn chairs and blankets to sit on. For those who love the thrill of the egg hunt, there will be a few more this weekend. On Saturday, there will be at least five other hunts. At 10 a.m., Our Saviour's Lutheran Church will host a hunt. Each child who comes is asked to bring at least a dozen filled eggs to the event. At the same time in Goliad, the 18th annual egg hunt will be on the courthouse lawn. The event will be preceded by a parade of decorated tricycles, bicycles, wagons, baby strollers, hats and baskets. The hunt will be separated into age groups, and other activities such as face painting and sack races will also be available.
At noon Saturday, Fiesta del Rancho will be at the Victoria Community Center. The event will feature an egg hunt with $2,000 in coins, $1, $5 and $10 bills placed inside the eggs. Admission is $10 for adults and free for kids, and the event will go on until midnight with food booths, live music, a rooster parade and more. Also at noon will be the Jam Fest egg hunt at the Children's Discovery Museum in downtown Victoria. This will be part of the free Jam Fest event. At 2 p.m., another hunt will be at Twin Pines Nursing and Rehab Center, 3301 E. Mockingbird Lane. There will be prizes, and hot dogs, chips and drinks will also be provided.
Outside of the traditional egg hunts, Crossroads residents will also be able to attend some more traditional and religious Easter events. Churches across the region are preparing special services, including sunrise services and special musical presentations for Saturday night and Sunday morning.
Whatever your religion or personal beliefs, we hope all of our readers have a great weekend and enjoy the holiday activities.
This editorial reflects the views of the Victoria Advocate's editorial board.