Miles City set to celebrate Easter

Easter! Along with special church services during Holy Week and Easter Sunday, it also is a time for children to enjoy receiving baskets filled with goodies and to go on Easter egg hunts.

Topping the list of holiday activities in Miles City will be the annual Walk with the Cross procession on Good Friday, and a pair of Easter egg hunts on Saturday.

Participants of all religious denominations will gather at the First Presbyterian Church at 1401 Main St. at 11:50 a.m. for the annual Walk with the Cross procession.

Walkers will sing hymns while taking turns carrying a large, wooden cross from the church to Riverside Park. A short worship service led by Pastor Alan Brown of the First Baptist Church will follow. The cross will remain in the park through Easter Sunday.

The Community Easter Egg Hunt will begin at 10:30 a.m. in Wibaux Park on Saturday. Children ages 12 and under may participate. Age categories are 0-3, 4-7 and 8-12.

The event is sponsored by the Miles City Area Chamber of Commerce, Sleep Inn & Suites, Main Street Grind, Eastern Montana Community Mental Health Center, Walmart, Kangaroo Rentals and the Montana National Guard. For more information visit the chamber office at 511 Pleasant St. or call 234-2890.

Also Saturday, the Miles City Wesleyan Church will host its 17th annual Community Easter Program and Egg Hunt at the church at 916 Garland St. The egg hunt is for children ages 12  and under. The rest of the event is open to the whole community.

Registration for free prizes begins at 11:30 a.m. The program, “Beyond Words Mimestry,” starts at noon. This is a whole new experience for Easter, organizers said.

Gifts and prizes will be awarded throughout the event. Free hot dogs, chips, cookies and drinks will be available after the egg hunt.

More information about the various activities is available by calling the church at 234-0418.

(Contact Denise Hartse at or (406) 234-0450.)