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Pembroke's Eggstravaganza is this Saturday. RH egg hunt the following week
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Easter Sunday isn’t until April 21, but that isn’t stopping some folks from getting started on the holiday.

Pembroke’s annual Easter Eggstravaganza is Saturday at the J.Dixie Harn Community Center in downtown Pembroke, and will include everything from pictures with the Easter bunny to prizes, a bouncy house, an egg hunt, food and more.

It’s from 9 am. to 11 a.m.

While most area churches are celebrating Easter with egg hunts and special services, the biggest Easter celebration in Bryan County is next weekend. It also happens to be one of the biggest in the area.

New Beginnings Community Church’s 13th annual Easter Extravaganza is from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, April 20 at J.F. Gregory Park.

It’s for kids age 10 and younger, and will feature 30,000 eggs and a lot more. And like the city in which it’s held, this event has grown from attracting hundreds of people to thousands, which has prompted Pastor Steve Lane to suggest that those who plan on attending “get there before 11 a.m. If you don’t you won’t get in there.”

It’s also gotten so big Lane said he now asks Savannah TV stations to take it off their calendars. That doesn’t always work. Last year, the event drew about 4,000 people, and that’s been about as much as the park can hold, Lane said.

“The reason it’s stayed at about that level is because we can’t get any more in the park,” he said.

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