The making of Pequea Easter eggs

Posted on March 15, 2010

PEQUEA CHURCH- What once started as an egg-off, 16 years ago, has now turned into Pequea’s Xtreme Youth Easter egg making. Sixteen years ago Pequea held an egg-off, which encouraged everyone to put their best foot forward and make the best peanut butter and coconut eggs they could possibly make. A woman by the name of Terri Landis won the egg-off. Today her recipes are used year after year to make the eggs the Xtreme youth sell around Easter time. The money that is raised from the 1,100 dozen eggs that will be made this year will be used to help the youth go on missions trips such as the Indiana trip taking place in the summer of 2010 and other general costs of the Youth program.

The egg making process takes about a week and is worked on daily. The youth and congregation members work from 9:00 a.m. – 9:00 p.m. to make the eggs. Pastor Robert Brody, Pastor of Family Ministries, plans on making the 300 dozen coconut eggs the first day and the peanut butter eggs the next two days. The process begins over at Willow Valley Restaurant where the dough is put into large bats to mix everything together; it is then brought over to Pequea Church where the gym is turned into an egg-making factory for the week. The dough is scooped and rolled into its egg forms and then placed into large refrigerators. The dough then begins to harden. After hardening the eggs are dipped into chocolate, and placed back into the refrigerators. The eggs are packaged and ready to be delivered! For Hannah Detweiler (pictured left), dipping the eggs in the chocolate is one of the funniest parts. “I can be as messy as I want; it’s kind of expected,” says Hannah a member of Xtreme Youth. However, for Pastor Robert Brody (pictured left) the most rewarding part about the experience is getting together with the youth and just having a good time. “Its what it represents raising funds for the youth,-making it possible to do what we do,” says Robert, who has been making eggs for the last 7 years.

What started off sixteen years ago as an egg-off has now turned into a fast- growing fundraiser for the Xtreme Youth group. Not only does the egg making fund missions trip’s it’s also a time when the congregation and youth can come out and be together, they eat together; they pray together and they also share special moments together. The Xtreme Youth’s egg making and sales are truly a blessing to Pequea Church.

-Story written by Brook Jones

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3 Responses to “The making of Pequea Easter eggs”

  1. Karen McGaw
    Mar 15, 2010
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    Just got home from making 366 dozen of Coconut Creme Eggs! Thanks to everyone one who came and helped us today. Even though 10 of the buckets were a “little colder” than we usually like to work with, your problem solving skills proved to be a team success!!
    On to day 2 and Day 1 of Peanut Butter (800 dozen). If you have some free time I invite you to come and lend a hand, have a fun time of fellowship!


  2. deb morgan
    Mar 06, 2014
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    Hello, lm interested in ordering eggs for easter. Will someone pleade contact me. Thanks deborah



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