We hope to have the location for our first ever Easter Egg Drop finalized this week. As soon as we do, we’ll go full scale with our promotion of the event. Again, for those of you who haven’t heard, we’re going to be doing an Easter Egg Drop on Saturday, April 11th (the day before Easter).
An Easter Egg Drop is basically an Easter Egg Hunt on steroids (okay, bad analogy with all the news lately, but you get the point). We scatter a large field with about 10,000 plastic candy filled Easter Eggs and then drop another 10,000 out of a helicopter (not on the kids, but on the field). The kids are then released and go pick up all the eggs. About 200 of the eggs will contain tickets that match corresponding prizes – like money, ipods, a Nintendo Wii, portable Playstation, etc. I believe Elevation Church in Charlotte was the first to do this event, but now tons of churches around the country have also done it the last several years. I think we might be the first in Chaleston.
In the coming weeks, we’ll be posting more information and needs concerning the event. Right now, we need plastic, candy filled, taped eggs – lots of them! Last year, after Easter, our family bought some eggs on sale, in the event that we were able to do the Egg Drop this year. Guess how many we bought? We weren’t sure, but we counted them today. We bought 2,400 Easter Eggs! Janet called from Wal-Mart and asked how many to buy. I told her to buy as many as she could fit in her cart. I wish now we went back and cleaned them out. Guess how much we paid for them? $5. That’s right – $5!
Now, you won’t be able to get them at that price this year, before Easter, but from our shopping around, we’re pretty sure Wal-Mart still has the best price. They should be coming out right after Valentine’s Day. It looks like we have several hundred already at the church. And with our 2,400 we’re well on our way to 20,000. Jennifer Evans has volunteered to be our “Egg Person,” making sure we not only get them, but that they are counted, properly prepared, stored, are ready to go. Now – go get some eggs!
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