TERRE HAUTE, Ind. (WTHI) - The weather forecast is impacting an Easter egg hunt that draws thousands each year.
Remnant Church, with the help of many sponsors, hosts an Easter egg hunt on the North High School football field but the predicted rain and even snow is driving people inside the church.
This is the first time the event will be held indoors and church volunteers are asking for understanding.
The change in venue means instead of one big hunt, kids will search for the colorful plastic eggs in four waves. The first wave is at 11:15am and is for children up to two years of age. The second wave is at 12:30pm and is for kids as young as three and pre-kindergarten children. The third wave is for five to seven-year-olds at starts at 1:30pm. The final wave is at 2:15pm and is for kids eight to eleven years old.
Remnant Church Lead Pastor Branden Norman suggests coming a half hour early to register.
"We're going to register every kids still and we're going to do it as fast as we can to get people out of the weather but know that when you get in to this building it's going to be nice a cozy and warm in this building."
Kids can still win prizes ranging from stuffed toys to bicycles. More candy and prizes can be won at the indoor carnival. A red barn will be heated and have free food inside.
The biggest challenge will be parking but Pastor Norman says volunteers will be on hand to help. He says the blacktop will likely be handicap parking and others will park in the field next to the church. He says carpooling is not a bad idea.
"We're trying to create a space where everybody can come together and enjoy and champion each other, champion those kids having fun. This might be their only Easter experience and so we're excited to open up our doors and basically the city's going to get a taste of what Remnant Church is all about."