HARTFORD — Residents can spend Easter watching the sun rise with family and friends at the Lewis & Clark Confluence Tower, 435 Confluence Tower Drive.
From 7:30 a.m. to 8:30 a.m. Sunday, March 27, the tower will be the site of a Sunrise Service. Pastor David Fields and the Assembly of God worship team will conduct the community service, which will be accompanied by music. Seating will be provided. Attendees can begin arriving at 7 a.m. for the service, but the tower will be closed because of the holiday. The event is free and open to the public.
“It is a special feeling to be outside in Davis Plaza at sunrise on Easter Sunday at the Lewis and Clark Confluence Tower,” said Deanna Barnes, project manager for the village of Hartford.
The tower will host the Easter Bunny, who will give children treats from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. March 26. This is a free event, although there is a charge to tour the tower.
“We are so thrilled the Easter Bunny is able to take time out from his busy schedule to visit us,” Barnes said. “This will be a great time for children and their families to visit the tower, meet the Easter Bunny and kick off their Easter celebrations.”
The tower is open 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and noon to 5 p.m. Sunday. Admission is $4 for adults, $3 for adults 62 and older, active military and veterans; $2 for children 12 and younger and children 2 and younger are free. Group rates are available for 12 or more people and reservations can be made by calling the Alton Regional Convention and Visitors Bureau at (618) 465-6676.
For information, call (618) 251-9101 or visit the events page at ConfluenceTower.com.