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Egg hunt for children with special needs set for Saturday at church
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The congregation of River Rocks Church is asking local families who have children with special needs or physical challenges to join them at an egg hunt Saturday.

Located at 1390 Weber Industrial Drive in Cumming, the church plans to hold the first-ever Very Special Easter from 1-4 p.m. Saturday, rain or shine, on the church grounds.

Pastor Jeff Birmingham said the egg hunt is free and open to the public.

Birmingham said that while watching a community egg hunt last year, he witnessed a child who was visually impaired trying unsuccessfully to gather eggs among other children.

“Most of these events are a mad dash for eggs … and this [observation] really struck a chord with us,” Birmingham said, adding that the local congregation itself has several children with special needs, “who just light up the entire room.”

He said the egg hunt Saturday will feature different types of hunts for varying types of physical challenges or special needs, including a “special, low sensory environment” egg hunt and “beeping eggs” for young people who are visually impaired.

The church is asking those who would like to participate in the egg hunt to visit and RSVP online using easy-to-use forms on the website. Space is limited to the first 300 guests.

Curbside drop off and parking are available as well as a special entrance for sensory-sensitive individuals.

Activities there include egg hunts — both indoor and outdoor and ADA accessible — as well as face painting, arts and crafts, a bounce house, barbecue and live music.

Birmingham said holding the event was in line with the church’s mission, and that “it will be a blessing for the children, but I think we’re all going to walk away more blessed than we could have imagined.”

For more information, call (404) 308-6225.