If you are looking for something different to do for Easter this year, and you live in Central Oregon...you may want to attend the Sunrise Service at Fort Rock. It is a tradition that started way back before World War II and has continued to this time.
You have to arrive early to beat the sun. People come from all directions and the parking lot fills up fast. But not to worry...there's always room on the side of the road. A shuttle to the gathering spot is provided for those that can't make the trek up the short hill.
A big bonfire is started, pre-dawn to guide participants and warm cold noses and toes.
Every year it draws a fairly large crowd and we have people that have actually travelled from adjoining states to attend. All are welcome. The more the merrier!
After the sun officially comes up we sing songs together...
And then the pastor from the local community church gives a sermon about why we are celebrating this day together. He lives! Halaleujah, He lives!
Following the service there is always a big breakfast served at the Fort Rock Grange. So if you like ham, eggs, pancakes, hash browns and coffee, etc., etc. plan on partaking with the local residents. There's plenty to be had.
So this year, Easter is on April 4th. Won't you consider joining us? Hope to see you there!
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