Church holds Easter egg hunt for special-needs children

2nd annual special needs Easter Egg Hunt

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – Trinity Baptist Church held its second-annual special needs Easter egg hunt Saturday morning. The event had to be moved inside because of weather.

Volunteers said the children who took part were excited.

"They are just thrilled to be here and we have so many hands on deck and extra volunteers that are here to help the children one on one," Lori Duff said. "The parents are so thrilled to have activities designed that would be for typical children, but designed for children with special needs. So we have created an environment where families can come and feel loved and comfortable and see their children interact and participate in activities."

"This place is absolutely awesome. My daughter was born with spina bifida and we have an amazing group here with the spina bifida group of Jacksonville and they work with this church here to provide outreaches and activities for students that have special needs," William Kugler said.

"'I'm excited that our church is hosting this Easter egg hunt for special-needs children, but I'm excited that my own son, who was born with spina bifida, will be able to participate. At Trinity, we really believe that God made everyone with a special design to reveal something about his character, especially his love,” the Rev. Paul Scott of Trinity Baptist Church said.