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Hurricane church to host Spring Festival, Easter ‘eggs-travaganza’

The annual Spring Festival, sponsored by the United Methodist Women at Forrest Burdette Memorial United Methodist Church, 2848 Putnam Ave. in Hurricane, will be held Saturday, April 8, at the church.

This event is a mission project to help support mission outreach throughout West Virginia and around the Hurricane area.

Handmade, chocolate-dipped Easter eggs have been constructed by at least two generations of ladies of Forrest Burdette, beginning in 1969. Friends and neighbors of members also volunteer in the mixing, molding, dipping, decorating and packaging process.

The original flavors were vanilla, chocolate, cherry nut, maple nut, coconut and the all time favorite, peanut butter. In 1999, the chocolate butter cream was eliminated from the choices. This year, eggs will be dipped in milk chocolate, white chocolate and dark chocolate (first come, first serve). Since that time, 43,565 eggs have been made during the week before Palm Sunday.

The eggs cost $3.50 each. Thursday, March 30 is the deadline for orders. To place an order for eggs, call the church, 304-562-5903, or email your order to with the subject “Easter Eggs.”

Easter eggs will be ready for pick-up at the Spring Festival, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.

The festival will also feature books, crafts, baked goods and candies, flavorings, cards, the UMW’s “famous” hot dogs and barbecues.

Crafts will include decorative flags, unique yard art, fabric creations, jewelry, one-of-a-kind “designed” bags, knick-knacks, specialty wreaths and decorations, Girl Scout Cookies and more.

For directions to the church or to receive more information, go to


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