It’s not unusual for a holiday to envoke a memory of a loved one. But for Waldron Mayor David Millard, the memory of one holiday has yielded a legacy he intends to build on.
Jessie Millard, David’s father, pastored Harvey Assembly of God for nearly two decades. Prior to that, he pastored in Gans, Oklahoma, where David grew up and graduated from high school.
“My dad loved the Easter and Christmas holidays,” shared David Millard. “He loved doing for the kids.” A portion of that ministry was at Easter, when Jessie Millard would host an annual egg hunt. “He went all out,” the Mayor added. “He would get toys, bicycles…you know, the good stuff!”
Kids within the church grew up and still remember the special holiday. “My childhood at Harvey Assembly just came flooding back,” shared Leslie Wagoshe.
Last year Mayor Millard hosted the first ever “Mayor Dave’s Easter Egg Hunt,” continuing in the legacy of his father, his love for children and Easter. “Papa loved his Easter egg hunts. I think that’s why I get excited about it now!”
Mayor Millard will host his second annual Easter Egg Hunt on Saturday, April 11, from 2-4 p.m. at the City of Waldron Forrester Davis Memorial Park. There will be games, face painting and photos with the Easter Bunny. Prizes include six bicycles! You can find out more details about the Egg Hunt on the City of Waldron’s Facebook page.