Celebrate Easter at Lake Junaluska with 5K, egg hunts, and worship

By Lake Junaluska Center | Mar 15, 2013

Grab your Easter bonnet and head to Lake Junaluska March 30-31 for an exciting weekend of Easter activities. From the new Friends of the Lake 5K, to egg hunts and a sunrise service, there is something for every one of all ages.

The weekend schedule includes

• Saturday, March 30

Friends of the Lake 5k, Family Walk, and Fun Run — 7:30 - 8:30 a.m., registration / check in; 9 a.m., 5K Run begins; 9:10 a.m., 5K family walk begins; and 10 a.m.,  Half mile Fun Run for Kids 10 and under begins.

Egg Hunts, Decorating Contest, and Activities — 10 to 11:30 a.m., egg decorating and activities for all ages in Harrell Center Auditorium; 10:30 a.m., 1 to 3-year- old egg hunt; 10:45 a.m. 4 to 7-year-old egg hunt; 11 a.m., 8-12 -year-old egg hunt;11: 45 a.m., egg decorating awards to be given in Harrell Center Auditorium.

• Sunday, March 31

7 a.m.— Easter Sunrise Service, Amphitheater at the Cross, with preacher the Rev. Rob Huckaby; weather permitting. Rain location is Memorial Chapel.

7:30 to 9:00 a.m.  — Easter Breakfast Buffet at Lambuth Inn. Tickets are available at the front desk of the Lambuth on Sunday morning.

10:30 a.m.  — Long's Chapel UMC Easter service, Stuart Auditorium

11:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. — Easter lunch buffet, Terrace Hotel. Tickets are available online and at the Terrace Hotel Front Desk. Reservations may also be made by calling 454-6662.

Registration for the Friends of the Lake 5K, Family Walk, and Fun Run can be found online, at the Bethea Welcome Center, or may be made by calling 454-6680.

Easter activities are presented by Lake Junaluska Conference and Retreat Center and Waynesville Parks and Recreation Department. A complete list of sponsors is available online.

For more information about Easter activities, call 452-2881 or visit www.lakejunaluska.com/easter.

For buffet reservations, call 828-454-6662, purchase tickets online at www.shop.lakejunaluska.com, or purchase tickets between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. daily at the Bethea Welcome Center.

In 2013, Lake Junaluska will celebrate 100 years of being a place for spiritual enrichment, leadership development and recreation. Throughout 2013, the community is invited to joins the celebration of the past,  vision of the future, and sharing the Lake Junaluska experience. The mission of Lake Junaluska is to be a place of Christian hospitality where lives are transformed through renewal of soul, mind, and body. Visit www.lakejunaluska.com/100.