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Rains dampen Easter plans

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Harsh weather conditions brought most Easter plans to a windy halt. Harsh weather conditions brought most Easter plans to a windy halt.

WILMINGTON, NC (WECT) - Businesses were looking for ways to celebrate their Easter Sunday, however the harsh weather conditions brought most plans to a windy halt.

The Wrightsville Beach scenic tours was one business that was affected by the weather.  They were planning on taking kids to Masonboro Island for an Easter egg hunt, but due to high wind speeds their tour was canceled.

The trip coordinator, Joseph Abbate said he was looking forward to teach the children about the Masonboro environment. 

"This is usually a great way to kick off the spring season so it's definitely a disappointment," Abbate said.

Another disappointment was the bitter conditions at the Oceanic Pier for the Sunrise Service.  Due to frigid temperatures only a small crowd of 50 people came out for an abbreviated sermon.

Pastor Dick Teed said when he first arrived no one was at the pier, but around 6:30 a.m. a few church goers started trickling in. 

Despite the small crowd he made sure to leave them with an inspiring message."It's a great opportunity to share the love of Jesus Christ and share the joy we have of being a Christian," Pastor Teed said.

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