This year, we are getting some more help with the Cascarones.
What are Cascarones? The colorful, exploding eggs that have become part of our Easter tradition.
Last year, the middle school youth group emptied the eggs, and washed them and dyed them. I can’t remember now, but maybe they filled them with the confetti too!
But we realized that we could organize this operation better. And since to do it well, we need to create the Cascarones over time, it occurred to us that we could have a bunch of different people involved.
So this year, here’s how it’s planned. Each step/date is focused on a specific group of people, but as with all events at Old First, if you want to join in, it’s open to everyone…
Wednesday, April 2 @ 1 p.m.: folks who are free during the day — often but not exclusively retired folks and seniors — are going to gather in the Social Hall to empty and rinse out the eggs. It’s not as hard as it sounds, and anyone can help!
Saturday, April 5 @ 5 p.m.: the Middle School Youth Group will gather in the first floor of the Christian Ed. building to dye the empty shells (very carefully!) Pizza will be served; please send your child with a $5 donation towards the cost of the pizza and drinks, if possible.
Friday, April 11, the Young Adults had scheduled a Fellowship event. They will now include in that time, the filling of the Cascarones with confetti and sealing them.
Step by step, we’re getting ready so that everything will be prepared for Easter…