Community events held across the city for Easter Sunday

SAVANNAH, Ga. (WSAV) — Rows lined at the Cathedral Basilica of St. John the Baptist Church for Sunday’s Easter Mass service.

A ray of hope, as this is the Cathedral’s first large-scale Easter service held in person since 2019 due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.

“To see a house full like that and crowds packed and overflowing is something beautiful and I think it gives, like I said, we can decorate the church with flowers and everything, but there’s something in the fact that people recognize its importance as well and kind of that shows in the number of people who show up and know there is something good here,” said Fr. Drew Larkin, parochial vicar at the Cathedral Basilica of Saint John the Baptist.

Across the community, annual Easter activities are back in full force.

At Tatemville Park, this took the form of a full-scale Easter egg hunt and free giveaway of school supplies hosted by Blessings in a binder.

“This is our 10th annual Happy Easter. So today we not only had the opportunity to distribute over 1,000 eggs to the children, but we also had the opportunity to distribute cards free gas, free school uniforms, as well as free items for parents,” explained Wesleyan Mahogany Bowers, founder of Blessings in a Bookbag.

The Easter extravaganza even featured a bike giveaway thanks to the folks at the Savannah Bicycle Campaign, who donated more than a dozen bikes for children in the community.

“Definitely a huge success. It’s an opportunity for kids to not only have transportation, but an opportunity for them to have a sense of normalcy when it comes to getting outside, getting some fresh air and exercising in a fun way. and safe,” Bowers said.

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