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Kern County communities come out to Lake Isabella to celebrate Easter

“We wanted to show them that we could celebrate"
2022 Easter Celebration, Lake Isabella, Calif.
2022 Easter Celebration, Lake Isabella, Calif.
2022 Easter Celebration, Lake Isabella, Calif.
2022 Easter Celebration, Lake Isabella, Calif.
2022 Easter Celebration, Lake Isabella, Calif.
2022 Easter Celebration, Lake Isabella, Calif.
Posted at 9:01 PM, Apr 17, 2022
and last updated 2022-04-18 04:18:14-04

LAKE ISABELLA, Calif. (KERO) — Sunday marked the resurrection of Christ and to celebrate the occasion, people from the Kern River Valley and across the county, came together.

Hundreds of people came out to Tank Park in Lake Isabella to celebrate Easter with prayers and fun activities, and to come together as a community.

The event was hosted by three church groups: the Garden Community Fellowship, Knuckle Up Ministries at the Ark, and the Christian Assembly of God. The morning started with preaching and prayer services and then there were games, an Easter egg hunt, a petting zoo, and a bounce house for kids. All to encourage residents to come out and participate with friends, family, and neighbors.

“We wanted to show them that we could celebrate, and Easter is outside of the four walls, so we take it to the streets if you will. And that is our heart, to show people that we can celebrate, have fun. Clean, sober fun. And just give. We give on Easter. We give everything we can, from money to time to effort, so we can bless our community," said Pastor Jeremiah Maxwell of Knuckle Up Ministries

It was a day for the whole family, and there was food as well.

Edward Bigalke came out to the park, and said he enjoyed being able to meet his brothers and sisters from the church, experience the prayer service, and walk around with his dog, Freckles.

Maxwell adds that Easter is not just meaningful for Christians, and those who follow the religion, but it has something for everyone because the day is a about blessings and new beginnings.

"That our lives would be resurrected from whatever hurt, hangups, habits, pain, or struggle - that we can come up out of that and we can have hope," he says.