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BCM hosts LaTegg Easter egg hunt

April 12, 2018

 

STARLA GATSON

Editor-in-Chief | sjg021@ latech.edu

 

Rain or shine, the hunt must go on. Not even stormy weather could stop Louisiana Tech students from gathering for a glow-in-the-dark Easter egg hunt.

 

On March 28, Tech’s Baptist Collegiate Ministry partnered with Temple, Cook, Calvary, Emmanuel and First Baptist Churches to host the fourth annual event, known as LaTegg.

 

Though the rainy weather forced the event’s location to be changed from the quad to the Scotty Robertson Memorial Gym, BCM assistant director Angelle Campbell said the weather did not severely affect its attendance.

 

“I think more people are willing to come out on a nice night if it’s not raining because we’re on campus and the dorms are very close,” she said. “But tonight we didn’t see a drastic drop in the numbers; we usually have anywhere from 400-600. We counted and still had some more cards coming in later, and we had over 250. So we had a good group of students that were willing to come out and participate on a rainy night.”

 

In addition to finding candy-filled eggs, attendees also had the opportunity to win hundreds of dollars’ worth of gift cards to local businesses and restaurants, including Railway Coffee, Domino’s Pizza, Subway and The Depot Coffee Shop.

 

Campbell said though the event was intended to be good, clean fun, it was also meant as an opportunity to minister to Tech students.

 

“Our purpose is always for students to get to hear the clear meaning of the Gospel and what Easter means to us as a campus ministry,” she said “We want them to know the hope that there’s someone who died for you and wants to bring you joy and love and peace and all those things because a college campus can sometimes leave people wanting for that. There’s a lot of comparison with students and there’s a lot of loss and other hard things that happen in relationships and classes, so just reminding them of the meaning of this season is so huge.”

 

Megan Koch, a senior kinesiology major, said she thinks events like LaTegg are beneficial to students because they allow them to get out of their comfort zones.

 

“I think it helps to get people out and out of their shells,” she said. “I think it’s important because students, when they come to college, they don’t always have a whole lot of friends. So when they get to come out and learn new things and meet new people, it helps them grow as a person.”

 

The event concluded with a testimony from Tech baseball coach Lane Burroughs, who encouraged students to share their stories with their peers.

 

“Don’t think because you’re in college, there’s not people looking up to you — people dying for you to pour into them,” he said. “We all need each other.”

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