An Easter event shut down last year is returning this weekend.
- Well, an Easter event shut down last year is coming back this weekend.
- But as CBS 13's Rachel Wolff tells us, it'll look a little different.
- Beyond that, the son of man.
RACHEL WOLFF: No matter what your Good Friday service looked like, for many, seeing people back in the pews was a perfect way to celebrate the Easter weekend. Not only a sign of Christ's resurrection, but the state reopening as churches, community organizations, and cities look to return to spring traditions like this.
- It's part of our mission is to bring the community together.
RACHEL WOLFF: In the past, the Carmichael Recreation and Park District teamed up with other community partners for their annual Easter egg hunt. But when COVID canceled the fun in 2020, they had to come up with another idea for 2021. Leaders sprang into action with a no-touch drive-through bunny carhop at Carmichael park.
- So there'll be eggs given away, and coloring books, activity books. And then at the very end of the route, we have Peter Cottontail. And he'll be waving.
RACHEL WOLFF: The Sacramento Sheriff's Office is hosting similar events, and at different locations, including this one at the Boys and Girls Club and a glow-in-the-dark Easter egg hunt Friday night at Fairytale Town.
- We'd broken up the groups into age groups in different times to be able to be mindful of the COVID restrictions and keep everyone safe. So there's going to be an Easter bunny. There's going to be a DJ. They'll be dancing.
RACHEL WOLFF: To keep everyone physically distant, they stretched the event into the evening, because in the end, the community can be physically distant, but not necessarily socially distant.
- We want the community to know that we're still here for them. We want to interact with them. We don't want them to forget about us. We haven't forgotten about them.
- And the glow-in-the-dark Easter egg event at Fairytale Town is sold out, now, though, due to social distancing guidelines.