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Easter on the Green

by Ann Self

The Village Green comes alive with a host of events spanning from Good Friday to Easter Sunrise.

Easter Weekend in The Village Green features events that celebrate the hope, renewal and joy of the Spring holiday.

Cashiers-area churches will once again observe the Stations of the Cross on The Village Green. The ancient tradition of carrying the cross is a way of remembering how Jesus carried his cross to Golgotha. This walking devotional experience with 14 readings is open to residents and visitors in the area. It features scripture, prayer, and reflection to recall the events of Good Friday. Participants will meet at 4:00 P.M. Friday, April 19, at The Village Green Commons on Frank Allen Road in Cashiers. In the event of rain, the Stations of the Cross will be held at the Christ Church of the Valley across Highway 64 from The Village Green.

Residents and visitors to the Cashiers area are invited to hop on over to the Gazebo at the Cashiers Crossroads at 11:00 A.M. on Saturday, April 20, for the annual Easter Egg Hunt.

This egg-stravaganza is for children 10 years and younger. Children will be divided according to age into three separate areas to hunt hundreds of colorful eggs scattered in the park. Be sure to be on time and bring your own basket. As always, the Easter Bunny will make a visit for photos, so plan also to bring a camera.

On Sunday, April 21, Cashiers-area churches will celebrate Easter with the annual Community Easter Sunrise Service at 7:00 A.M. at the Gazebo and Lawn of The Village Green. The service features live music, scripture and an uplifting message with the backdrop of a beautiful sunrise over the mountains. Those attending are encouraged to bring a lawn chair.

“The Easter Sunrise Service is always a meaningful and memorable event for family and friends,” says Ann Self, Executive Director of The Village Green.

The Village Green provides a beautiful, free public space; however, it is conserved by a nonprofit organization that depends on contributions to maintain the park and provide such an exceptional venue for the community. The Village Green is a park for the people. To learn more about these events or to make a donation, call (828) 743-3434 or visit villagegreencashiersnc.com.

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