Building of Easter sand sculpture to begin Monday

Building of the 2014 “On Common Ground” Easter sand sculpture begins Monday at the Hancock County Fairgrounds and continues throughout Holy Week.
Completion of the sculpture, composed of over 300 tons of sand, is planned on Good Friday.
A kids’ 5-Day Club will be held at 6 p.m. Monday through Friday and includes Bible lessons, learning activities, missionary stories, songs and Scripture memorization.
Several events are planned April 18, Good Friday, including a kids’ event from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. Ventriloquist Ned Miller and Rusty will perform at 2:30 p.m. Music by Melody Road will be performed from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m., followed by Jericho Road from 7 p.m. to 8 p.m.
Activities on April 19 include a complimentary lunch served at 11 a.m., followed by a drama production at noon and 1:45 p.m. Sand sculptor Roger Powell will be available to answer questions from 1 p.m. to 2 p.m. Live music will be performed during the afternoon, including Grace Notes from 2:15 p.m. to 3:30 p.m., Broken Ground from 3:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m., and Bill Phillips from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m.
On Easter, a sunrise service will be held from 6:30 a.m. to 7:15 a.m., led by Pastor Michael Spann of Trinity Baptist Church, a community choir, soloist Russ Brauneller and Walter Metcalf on bagpipes. Tina Adams will sign the service for those who have hearing problems.
There is no admission charge. Nonperishable food items will be accepted during the week to benefit Chopin Hall and the City Mission. The fairgrounds are located at 1017 E. Sandusky St.
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