Easter week kicks off with old fashioned egg hunt; preview of Easter week activities here

Old fashioned easter fun at the Staheli Family Farm in Washington, Utah, March 23, 2013 | Photo by Chris Caldwell, St. George News

SOUTHERN UTAH – Children from all over the community gathered at Staheli Family Farm Saturday to kick off Easter the old fashioned way. Egg hunts, traditional egg dying, rides, and an assortment of baby animals contributed to a fun, family-centered event.

Instead of modern, chemical-based dyeing methods, staff members taught families how to decorate and dye eggs using red root and onion skins from local plants. Kids were taught the importance of these ingredients to Mormon pioneers, and their role in coloring clothes.

“Kids gather weeds and feathers from around the farm, wrap it around an egg, then we boil them,” Agri-tourism Manager Sherrie Reeder said. “It’s a fun, old-fashioned way of coloring eggs.”

Baby animals such as goats, sheep and chickens roamed freely, giving those in attendance an up-close, hands-on experience. Additionally, rides were offered to provide a fun trip around the property.

The goal is that people just come and shut their cell phones off, play with their kids, and have a relaxing, old-fashioned, fun, family, farm day.” Reeder said.

The farm has been providing the community family-centered activities for 12 years, such as the Halloween corn maze, summer camps, reunions, weddings and other activities. Although this is the first official Easter celebration held at the farm, the Staheli family hopes to make it an annual event.

The week holds many opportunities to enjoy the Easter Season in Southern Utah, from Easter bunnies, to Cantatas to Services on Resurrection Sunday.  A list of opportunities follows the photo gallery b

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Easter community activities continue throughout the week in Southern Utah – here are just a few of them:


Cottontail Scramble – 5:15 p.m. Tonaquint Park in St. George – A City of St. George Recreation event

Easter Cantina Choir Concert – 7 p.m. United Methodist Church


Santa Clara Cougar Choir – 7 p.m. St. George Tabernacle


Juanita Brooks Easter Lecture and Music – 7 p.m. St. George Tabernacle

Friday – Saturday St. George Art Festival

City of St. George holds its 34th Annual Art Festival in the Town Square – Friday and Saturday 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.

 One of the city’s premiere events, the Art Festival offers a full schedule of music and activities, artists, vendors and more.


Polynesian Easter Music – 7 p.m. St. George Tabernacle


Dive-in Egg Hunt – 11 a.m. Sand Hollow Aquatic Center – A City of St. George Recreation event

Rotary Easter Car Show returns for its 28th year in the Hurricane Valley, sponsored by the Rotary Club of Hurricane Valley. 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Easter Sunday at Tuacahn Amphitheater

Nondenominational Easter services for the whole community will be held at Tuacahn Amphitheatre in Ivins on Resurrection Sunday.

There will be an 8 a.m and 11 a.m. services will include a balance of contemporary worship in music and song and a resurrection message from the Bible.

A special children’s service will be held during the 11 a.m. hour.  Kindergarten-6th grade ages will enjoy a blessed time of music, interactive dynamic teaching, games and snacks. Located inside the dance studio portion of Tuacahn’s facilities.

Calvary Easter Website

Easter Sunday Master Singers Easter Concert

The Heritage Center Theater in Cedar City hosts the Master Singers Men’s Choir at 7 p.m. for an annual Easter concert


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