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How To: celebrate Easter away from home

Laurel Huster, Staff Writer

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With the beginning of spring comes the end of the semester and Easter season. If you’re not able to get home to celebrate Easter with your family this year, these ideas will help you still have a memorable holiday.

Volunteer

A good way to spend your Easter holiday would be to volunteer in Macon. The Macon-Bibb Animal Welfare center always needs volunteers to play with their animals. You can play with some of their cats or take one of their dogs on a walk. For more information on their hours and location visit www.maconbibb.us/animal-welfare. For other community service opportunities, MerServe may be able to help you find other service projects happening in Macon.

Go to church

Most churches have incredible Easter services. There are many different kinds of churches in Macon, and they all celebrate Easter a little differently. Some churches will have an Easter service on Saturday night or a sunrise service on Sunday morning. You can search for churches online and decide which service you would like to go to.

Treats 

A fun part of the Easter season is all the themed candy there is. One fun treat you can make with some friends are Peeps Pretzel Rods from mylitter.com. If you like Peeps, you will really enjoy this treat.

Directions:

  1. Line a baking sheet with wax or parchment paper.
  2. Melt the chocolate coating for 45 seconds. Remove from the microwave and stir. Repeat until the coating is smooth.
  3. Dip pretzel rods about halfway into the coating and shake off the excess.
  4. Sprinkle the sprinkles onto the pretzel rod and place on the baking sheet to cool.
  5. Place in refrigerator until the chocolate is fully hardened.
  6. Using a spoon, put a little bit of candy coating on the back of a Peeps bunny and position on the pretzel rod.
  7. After all the pretzel rods have bunnies on them place in the fridge until set.

Easter egg hunt

A lot of families have Easter egg hunts every year for the kids to celebrate the holiday. Instead of having one with your family, have one with your friends this year or see if an organization you’re apart of would be interested in hosting one. Plastic Easter eggs are really cheap and sold at stores like Target — buy some candy to put in them and set them up outside your dorm. Take turns hiding them, and then everyone can enjoy the candy that they collected.

If you’re sad about not being home for Easter, hopefully these ideas will help you still have a great holiday here at Mercer.

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