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      Easter eggs came in early for Heartland church

      Hamilton Street Baptist Church in Kirksville held an Easter Egg Hunt Saturday afternoon.

      Now a few Heartland kids got an Easter surprise a week early.

      The Hamilton Street Baptist Church held an Easter Egg Hunt Saturday afternoon. The event was held at P.C. Mills Park in Kirksville.

      Hundreds of kids in different age groups jumped in on grabbing the colorful eggs. Afterwards kids were digging in on the secret treats.

      The church also wanted to take this opportunity to know the real meaning behind the holiday.

      "Really bring the community out and talk to them about Easter and what it means to use Christians. We talk about the death and resurrections of Jesus Christ which is what we want to get across to the kids," said Youth Minister Tony Keene.

      There was even games and special prizes given out to those who found the special egg.

      Coming up next for the church will be the Easter Sunday holiday. They will be holding a sunrise service at 7 a.m. followed by carry-in Breakfast, 8:30 am - Traditional Worship, 9:45 a.m. - Sunday School for all ages and 11 a.m. - Contemporary Worship.