Sue Kiesewetter reports
Eggs will start dropping from the sky at 10 a.m. Saturday for the second annual Helicopter Egg Drop at The River Church in Liberty Township.
About 2,000 brightly-colored, plastic eggs filled with candy will be dropped from a helicopter where they will join about 10,000 other eggs on a large field at the church, 5546 Cincinnati-Dayton Road.
“Last year we had close to 1,000 people – over 400 kids and their parents – and we had 10,000 eggs,’’ said Debbie Fortenboher, who is one of the organizers of the Children’s Ministry sponsored egg drop.
“We hold the kids back while the helicopter drops the eggs. Then we let the kids go search for them. It’s a lot of fun.”
There is no cost for the egg hunt, which is open to the community. Children are divided into two groups to hunt for eggs: those age two through kindergarten; and those in grades 1-5.
Each group will hunt for eggs on a large field, divided in half for each age group. Before and after the egg hunt children can do a craft, get their picture taken with the Easter bunny, participate in a cupcake walk, and play games.
Families are asked to pre-register their children online at www.hittheriver.com Check-in and registration for those who haven’t pre-registered, begins at 9 a.m., the same time activities start.
For more information or to register, call 513-755-7777, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
West Chester Easter Egg Hunt April 7 - The West Chester Easter Egg Hunt will take place from 1 p.m. to 2 p.m. April 7 at Keehner Park. The West Chester Fire Department and the Tylersville Road Kroger are presenting this year’s egg hunt.
Children will be organized into different age groups and are asked to bring a bag or basket to collect eggs. Last year, participants hunted for candy-filled eggs as well as a special golden egg that contained a savings bond.
The egg hunt will take place in the Keehner Park tennis court area.
Keehner Park is located at 7211 Barrett Road.