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Hamilton church's Easter play put on a different way

Posted at 6:34 PM, Apr 11, 2020
and last updated 2020-04-11 20:34:26-04

HAMILTON — Sunday is Easter a holiday celebrated by many at their places of worship. The COVID-19 pandemic has led to some change ups to tradition as churches around the world are adapting to social distancing.

The Hamilton Assembly of God church has been putting on an Easter play for years.

This year they converted the play to a drive through to comply with preventive measures.

Dozens of cars lined up at the Ravalli County Fairgrounds on Saturday for an Easter celebration.

Dave Trihey is on the board for the Hamilton Assembly of God church.

"In the past, we had a large group of kids and families at the Daly Mansion. We set up Easter egg hunts and we'd bring people around in groups to the different stations," said Trihey.

This year, the church pre-recorded the audio message, so people could listen along as they drove through the fairgrounds.

At each stop, actors portray their portion of the Easter story. The first stop, Centurien soldiers.

Trihey dressed as Joseph.

"It doesn't matter what's going on in the world, it's an important message that we want to make sure people remember," said Trihey.

Despite the weather and the new format, hundreds of people still attended.