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Liberty marks Easter with services, egg hunts, parades
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Liberty Pre-K Center students from Ms. Hardee’s and Mrs. Hockaday’s classes show off the one-of-a-kind hats they created for the school’s Easter bonnet parade. - photo by Photo by Melissa McCaller
Pastel colored eggs, pink and white polka-dot dresses and bright woven baskets against a backdrop of lush green grass set the stage for a variety of Easter events around Liberty County this weekend, including Fort Stewart’s annual egg hunt.  
On Saturday, hundreds of children criss-crossed the field behind the post’s school-age services building in search of plastic eggs filled with treats. Some eggs contained tickets that could be redeemed for door prizes.
From behind a fence, parents watched the children’s faces light up with each new find, their brimming baskets growing heavier by the minute.
“I think it is great,” Spc. Orlando Briseno said, “that the post gives back to the families and the community. I think it is really great.”
After all 50,000 eggs had been claimed, participants through their goodies in search of prize tickets. The door prizes were donated by Fort Stewart’s departments of Child and Youth Services and Moral, Welfare and Recreation.

Spiritual celebrations

For some Liberty County residents, however, celebrating Easter has little to do with searching for eggs or nibbling chocolate bunnies.
Many area churches marked the day with praise dancing, scripture reading and ceremonies.
On Friday night, members of Baconton Baptist Church in Allenhurst enjoyed several presentations by their youth ministry. The children of the church sang, read poems and danced as the congregation clapped and cheered them on.
At St. Stephen Catholic Church, parishioners acknowledged Good Friday with a Stations of the Cross service, which depicts the final hours of Jesus’ life.
It is, according to Father Thomas Murphy, a ritual that allows people to take a “walk with Christ.”
“It is a reminder that in life, we all stumble,” Murphy said as he walked the stations, marked by photos hanging on the church’s walls. “In a sense, it allows us to be in union with communion, and to remind us to be more like Christ.”
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