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April 17, 2014

Kids at Hop Downtown offer insights into holiday

Corsicana — The Hop Downtown, sponsored by the Main Street Office and local businesses, was colorful, loud and joyous, with Easter Bunny photos, free eggs, cookies, a bounce house and face painting Thursday afternoon in downtown Corsicana.

The kids turned out for the fun, but a few of them got asked a question, too — “What's Easter all about?”

Four-year-old cousins Adam Bigler and Nathan Brown took it as a group project to explain the holiday.

“There's a bunny rabbit and bouncy house and crackers and these things,” Adam said, pulling a Reese's peanut butter cup from his basketball-decorated Easter basket.

“Jesus died on a cross,” Nathan began explaining, only to have Adam interrupt with the very important information that “He was buried in a tumor,” before Nathan concluded that “He rose again.”

Brennon Wagoner, 4, of Blooming Grove was wide-eyed meeting the nearly 6-foot-tall rabbit (with the ears) just outside the Chase Bank on Beaton Street. Explaining Easter, though, was more difficult.

“It's about getting this stuff,” he said, holding up some plastic eggs full of candy. “And Jesus came back.”

Francisco Wright, 4, said Easter is about “Bunnies, and toys and God,” although he had some prompting from his mom on that last part.

But Maria and Jayda Lusk, ages 6 and 7, needed no prompting to explain this holiday.

“God makes Easter,” Maria said.

“I know God made Easter. He loves us and he made Easter just for fun for the kids,” Jayda added.

The merchants sponsoring the  Hop included Chili's, Canterbury Court, Neal Green, Bittersweet Boutique, Grace Community Church, This and That Antiques, Chickadee's, Sweet Tangerine, Wal-Mart, Harvie's, and Toledo Finance.


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