Helicopter-Dropped Easter Egg Hunt

Candy and treats will be falling from the sky

 

All eyes will be on the sky as youngsters in the Fox Valley gather at Faith Lutheran Church in Aurora for the eighth annual Egg Drop.

 

That’s right, the treats will be dropped from the air for children 12 and under, from a helicopter that will be flying low overhead.

 

Children are in for a special treat, if they pick up the golden egg.  A unique prize will be given out to the 100 people who have the golden ticket, or in this case, the golden egg.

 

Pastor Rob Douglas said the congregation wanted to have a community Easter egg hunt but wanted to do something different, to get the attention of those looking for a family event on the Saturday morning before Easter. 

 

An estimated 1,500-people attended the hunt last year, and it has become a tradition with families for Easter weekend.

 

The candy drop begins at 11 a.m., with children being divided into three age groups on Saturday, March 31.  

 

After the egg search is complete, children are urged to go inside the church where a photographer will be on hand to take pictures with the bunny.  Refreshments will be served and the Chic-fil-A mascot will be on hand to give out sandwiches. 

 

Douglas said everyone is invited to the event held at the church, located at 3000 Liberty St., the corner of Liberty Street, and Eola Road.  The community is also invited to celebrate Easter Sunday at the church at 8 a.m., 9:30 a.m., and 11 a.m. 

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