Christian churches and charities from around the Pattaya area came together to celebrate Easter at Central Festival Pattaya Beach.
Rattanachai Sutidechanai, vice president of the Pattaya Business & Tourism Association, opened the March 31 commemoration with city tourism officials and Rev. Peter Pattarapong Srivorakul, president of the Father Ray Foundation.
The third-annual “Easter on the Beach” event drew congregations from Adonai Church, Huay Yai Christ Church, Pantakron Christ Church, Fountain of Life Christ Church and Rompraporn Christ Church as well as the Glory Hut Foundation and Hand to Hand Foundation.
Activities included games for children, entertainment and booths raising funds for charity. There also was an Easter egg hunt for the kids, face painting and more. Attendees also got a chance to win prizes in various contests.
The team from Fountain of Life Christ Church won the egg hunt with the Hand to Hand Foundation teams winning second and third places. Top finishers won 10,000, 5,000 and 3,000 baht respectively.
In the face-painting competition, 11-year-old Pisut Lanka from Adonai Church beat out 15-year-old Linda Ross and 20-year-old Supanat Viengkham from the Father Ray Foundation, although Ross won the popular vote.
Prizes included gift vouchers from the Teddy Bear Museum, Sirianan Fitness, Lazgam, Mimosa Pattaya, Pattaya Elephant Village, Thai Thani, The Kaan Show, and more.