Local Church Holds 8th Annual Easter Egg Drop
Dozens of excited children and their families made it out to Central Worship Center's 8th annual Easter egg drop in Delaware to celebrate Easter weekend.
"It's to celebrate the season of Easter and Jesus Christ so we kind of get the word out and the kids enjoy it they get free candy," said church member Jason Culver.
Kids were smiling ear to ear as they took advantage of all the free activities the church had to offer.
"I went on the floats and all that stuff," said event-goer Zachary Palmer.
But what really stole the show was a helicopter.The event offers a bunch of cool activities including a petting zoo and games and a much anticipated egg hunt where a helicopter dropped more than 1,500 eggs for kids.
"At 2 o'clock we're dropping 30,000 eggs from a helicopter and the kids will run out there," said Culver.
The popular event calls for the entire church community to come together as a team to make sure everything runs smoothly.
"The church leadership really takes on a lot to get this together and they pull the members in to help out," said Culver.
And as much fun catching multi-colored eggs from the sky is, members of the church want everyone to remember the real reason for the season.
"It's really great for kids just to come out and have a good family day and also be able to share with them that the holiday or Easter is more than just the Easter bunny and candy but it's remembering the resurrection of Jesus and that's the reason we do this event," said pastor Timothy Dukes.
In addition to all those fun activities, event goers also got to see some special guests skydive from planes and land right in front of their eyes.