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Encounter Church offers candy cannons
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Full house at the Encounter Church Candy Blast on Saturday, April 8, patiently waiting for safety instructions from children's pastor Megan Tate before going outside to watch candy get blasted.

Encounter Church hosted a candy blast to spread the spirit of Easter to Great Bend. This event located at Encounter Church, 601 S. Patton Road, was filled with activities such as games, music, dancing, giveaways, and ended with a bang when candy was blasted out of cannons for all the children to grab. 

There was a full house enjoying the music and games inside the church while staff set up the candy blasting cannons outdoors. The giveaway included numerous prizes such as toys and gift cards. Encounter also had three large prizes to giveaway to three lucky children at the end.  

“Our goal is to show love to Great Bend,” children’s pastor Megan Tate said. “This event is about the hope of Easter and providing a fun and safe place to have a good time.”

The afternoon ended with kids lining up to watch candy get blasted from two large cannons. The children were separated into age groups to ensure that everyone got a chance to get some candy.