Plans taking shape for upcoming Easter Parade

By Morgan McKinniss - [email protected]

POINT PLEASANT —So far, 31 different organizations, primarily churches, have signed up to participate in the annual Easter Parade which hopes to tell the story of Jesus Christ.

This year’s Easter Parade, takes place at 11 am., Saturday, April 8 with lineup at Point Pleasant High School and will end behind Piggly Wiggly. Lineup at PPHS is for the motorized entries which are pulling floats, only. Church entries must be lined up by 9:30 a.m., all other entrees must be lined up by 10 a.m. The parade is sponsored by Mason County Teens for Life and so far, includes churches from across the area providing themed floats.

Prior to the parade’s start time, walking units can meet up at the former Central Elementary School where the parade will officially begin and travel down Main Street. Organizers welcome 4-H groups, pageant queens and other organizations to join in.

The floats in the parade plan on telling the story of Jesus from Nativity to Ascension. Also, any church is welcome to set up a booth to pass out flyers near Willa’s bible Bookstore in downtown Point during the parade. The Teens for Life organization will also be collecting canned food items to be donated to Mason’s Food Pantry. A drop off station will be located at PPHS during line up.

These are the churches involved, with their theme. Leon Methodist, Nativity. Heights U.M. Church, Wise Men still Seek Him. New Beginnings Baptist Church, Jesus Teaching in the Temple. Pleasant Valley Church, John Baptizing Jesus. Trinity U.M. Church, I will Make You Fishers of Men. Presbyterian Church (Point Pleasant), Sermon on the Mount. Life Spring Church, the Miracles of Jesus. Morris Chapel Church, Jesus Raising Jarius’ Daughter. Gospel Lighthouse Church, Jesus Feeds 5000. Fairview Church, Peter Walks on Water. First Baptist Church (Mason), Lazarus Come Forth. Ashton Baptist Church, Jesus, the Good Shepherd. Salem U.M. Church, Let the Little Children Come Unto Me. Mt Zion Baptist Church, Mary Magdelene Washes the Feet of Jesus. First Church of the Nazarene, the Triumphal Entry (Palm Sunday). Harvey Chapel Church, Jesus Drives the Moneychangers from the Temple. College Hill Church, the Last Supper. Gospel Lighthouse Community Church, Garden of Gathsemane. Point of Faith Church, Jesus before Caiphas and Peter Denies Jesus. Faith Gospel Church, Jesus Before Herod. First Church of God, Jesus before Pilate. Faith Baptist Church (Mason), Jesus Mocked, Robed, Crowned. Jackson Avenue Baptist, Jesus Carrying the Cross. Pleasant View Church, Jesus Being Nailed to the Cross. New Hope Bible Baptist Church, Burial of Jesus. Grace Baptist Church, Resurrection of Jesus. Fishermen’s Net Children’s Choir, Resurrection Praise Float. Creston U.M. Church, Ascension. Praise and Worship, Family Word Church of God, Flash Mob.

If anyone has any questions about the parade, or would like to join in it, contact Wayne Saunders at 304-812-8132. Contact Teshia Porter for more information about the food collection at 304-593-6463.

Inclement weather reschedule date for the parade is Saturday, April 15 at 11 a.m.

(Beth Sergent contributed to this article.)

By Morgan McKinniss

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Reach Morgan McKinniss at 740-446-2342 or at [email protected]

Reach Morgan McKinniss at 740-446-2342 or at [email protected]