Post celebrates joy of Easter
April 12, 2012
From a re-enactment of the Last Supper to worship services to egg hunts to a Sunday brunch, Fort Sill offered a variety of activities during Easter weekend.
Activities began with a demonstration of Jesus' last supper presented by Chaplain (Capt.) Andrew Dressler April 4 at the Graham Resiliency Training Center. Titled "A Place at the Table," the discussion looked at the order of the Passover supper, the arrangement of the room and the items in the ceremony.
A Jewish Passover Seder was conducted April 6 at Quarry Hill Chapel, and, post chapels conducted their traditional Easter Sunday services April 8.
Picerne Military Housing hosted its Fourth Annual Easter Egg Hunt April 6, at a field near Geronimo and Perez roads. Hundreds of post residents participated in the activities which included bunny hop races, spoon egg races, face painting, a jelly bean count and getting pictures taken with the Easter Bunny. The egg hunt included plastic candy-filled eggs, and some with tickets for gift certificates.
About 1,000 people attended the Directorate of Family & Morale, Welfare and Recreation Easter egg hunts April 7 at Butner and Cowan fields. Children jumped at inflatable play areas, visited with the Easter Bunny and enjoyed concessions.
Family member Salena Duffy brought her sons Samuel and Daniel to the MWR festivities.
"We went to the Easter egg hunt last year, and I think this one was much better because they had a separate area for the exceptional family members," she said. "We got a whole bag full of eggs."
Alex Moore pulled his son Gabriel in a wagon around the grounds at Butner Field.
"I think it's nice that they have so many other activities for the kids," he said. "There were photos with the Easter Bunny and the Little People's Smoke House and lots of booths set up with giveaways."
And, families packed the Patriot Club for its annual Easter brunch April 8 at noon dining on salmon cakes, pork chops, French toast and omelets.