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Big Candy Cannon Shoot scheduled for Saturday
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The First Assembly of Gods Big Candy Cannon Shoot has become an annual tradition on the day before Easter. In this 2013 file photo, thousands of plastic eggs are fired onto a field behind the church for children to gather. This years shoot is at 1 p.m. Saturday, April 4, at the church, 601 Patton Road. - photo by Tribune file photo

First Assembly of God, 601 Patton Road,  will hold its seventh annual Big Cannon Candy Shoot at 1 p.m. Saturday, April 4, behind the church.
Optional registration and prize drawings start at noon. Children from preschool age through sixth grade are welcome. More than 100,000 pieces of candy will be given away. Other prizes will be given away as well.
“One thing that sets our event apart from the rest is the giant cannons we use to shoot the candy out onto the field,” said Children’s Ministry Pastor Dale MacKinney. “It’s quite popular with the kids, and makes it easy for us to give away tons of candy to all who attend.”
This event is free to attend, and all are welcome. Each child is responsible for bringing his or her own basket or bag to collect eggs in. No tinsel or basket filler material is allowed on the field.
First Assembly invites the public to get involved with its numerous ministries, including kids services each Sunday morning at 10:30 a.m. For more information about First Assembly of God Church, visit