Easter sunrise service at Lizard Butte is a family tradition enjoyed by so many people

Posted at 10:58 AM, Apr 21, 2019
and last updated 2019-04-21 19:59:54-04

MARSING — The Easter sunrise service at Lizard Butte near Marsing is the longest running service of its kind in the northwest, this year marked the 82nd year for families to come together to worship the resurrection of Jesus Christ.

"It's a wonderful tradition as well as a way to worship my Christ and savior," said Cyndi Rogers.

Rogers has experienced the depths of this tradition as her grandmother went to the first service back in 1938, she grew up being an angel on the cross with her sisters and her parents have been a part of putting the service together for a combined 69 years.

Fred and Connie Hill, her parents, received a surprise as they were honored with a plaque recognizing the work they've done to help make this service happen every single year.

"It will be exciting to see which one of them will start crying first," said Rogers. "They are pretty humble about their service so the recognition will be well deserved, but they will also be very surprised."

Hundreds of people showed up to celebrate Easter in this unique way, check out the video to see the 82nd Easter sunrise service.

The service also has future plans to put a permanent structure in place to make it easier to hold the ceremony and ensure that future generations can attend this Treasure Valley tradition.

They are seeking donations, here is a link to the website which includes more information.