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Locals starting off Easter Sunday with church services

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WEST MOROE, La. (KNOE 8 News) -Thousands attended Easter services in the Twin Cities this weekend, and one West Monroe church even had to change their seating arrangement.

The First Baptist Church of West Monroe normally has about 2,000 people on an average weekend.

But this holiday, the attendance nearly tripled and more seats were put in to accommodate the large crowds. The executive pastor at First West says this is "super bowl Sunday" for church goers.

"Last year we had over 60,000 people in our weekend services, Saturday night. Sunday morning our two services, we sometimes triple our attendance on Easter," Pastor Toby Frost said.

Every church celebrates Easter differently but First West kicked off Sunday morning's service with the Easter bunny's version of the Harlem Shake dance craze.

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