• Baskets in hand, hundreds of southern Jackson County children charge forward at the start of the Village Green’s community Easter egg hunt last year. This year’s hunt there is set for 11 a.m. this Saturday, March 31. (Photos by Don Richeson.)
  • “The hunt features thousands of colorful eggs scattered in the park, some with special prizes,” Ann Self, executive director of the Village Green, told the Chronicle.

Village Green bursting at the seams with Easter-theme events

CASHIERS -- The Village Green hosts more than 100 events each year. Many of these enhance the

lifestyle of the Cashiers area for residents and visitors alike. Easter weekend features

events that celebrate the hope, renewal and joy of the spring holiday.


Stations of the Cross

Cashiers area churches are planning again this year to observe the Stations of the

Cross in the Village Green. This is an ancient tradition is a way of remembering how

Jesus carried his cross to Golgotha. The walking devotional experience with 14

readings is open to residents and visitors in the area. It features scripture, prayer and

reflection to recall the events of Good Friday. Participants will meet at 4 p.m. this Friday,

March 30 at the Village Green Commons on Frank Allen Road in Cashiers. In the

event of rain, the Stations of the Cross will be conducted at Christ Church of the Valley

across U.S. Highway 64 West from the Village Green.


Easter egg hunt

The following morning, the annual Easter egg hunt will begin at 11 a.m. Saturday,

March 31. The “egg-stravaganza” is for children 10 years and younger. Children will be

divided according to age in three separate areas near the Gazebo at U.S. Highway 64 West.

“The hunt features thousands of colorful eggs scattered in the park, some with special

prizes,” said Ann Self, executive director of the Village Green. She advised to be on

time and to bring your own basket. As always, the Easter Bunny will make a visit for

photos, so plan to also bring a camera.


Easter sunrise service

On Easter Sunday, churches in Cashiers will conduct the community Easter sunrise

service at 7 a.m. Sunday, April 1 at the gazebo lawn area of the Village Green. The

service features live music, scripture and an uplifting message with the backdrop of a

beautiful sunrise over the mountains. Those attending are encouraged to bring a lawn


“If you’re looking for powerful inspiration and a sense of community, you don’t

want to miss this,” said Self, “The Easter sunrise service is such a meaningful

and memorable event for family and friends.”

The Village Green provides a beautiful, free public space, however it is conserved by a

nonprofit organization that depends on contributions to maintain the park and provide

such an exceptional venue for the community. To learn more about the Village Green

and these events or to make a donation, call 828-743-3434 or visit


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