4,000 eggs to be dropped at airpark

Published 10:06 am Thursday, April 9, 2009

CHESAPEAKE — Using a hot air balloon and numerous volunteers, 4,000-plus plastic eggs will be dropped onto the soccer field at Lawrence County Airpark in Chesapeake at 2:30 pm. Saturday.

The event, sponsored by Cross Community Church (C3), is for children 5th grade and under and will feature kids’ play zones and prizes. The event begins at 1:30 p.m. and the egg drop will happen at 2:30 p.m.

“It’s hard to get real excited about your typical Easter egg hunt, but it’s real easy to get excited about a hot air balloon dropping eggs onto a field by the Easter Bunny himself and then possibly winning awesome prizes,” said Erron Archer, director of the C3 Egg Drop.

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There will be a prize in every egg, and some eggs will win special prizes like Nintendo DS game systems and large Easter baskets for the smaller children. Prior to the egg drop, there will be a play zone with inflatables.

Immediately after the hot air balloon drops the eggs onto the field, children 5-years-old to fifth grade will participate in collecting the 4,000+ eggs on the field.

The field will be divided into two sections by age so that every child has a fair chance of collecting eggs.

“We got the idea from some other churches that have done it in the past few years. They did the event and had a great time doing it,” said Trent Carpenter, C3’s Lead Pastor.

Cross Community Church was started in September 2007. They currently meet in front of Rancho Nuevo in South Point.

For more information, contact Jimmy Lemon at 740-550-1560 or jimmy@aroundc3.com.