'Raining different colors:' Raleigh church celebrates Easter by dumping 15,000 eggs from helicopter
Posted March 31, 2018 7:40 p.m. EDT
Updated July 13, 2018 11:15 a.m. EDT
Raleigh, N.C. — Southbridge Fellowship hosted a helicopter egg drop from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, where they dropped 15,000 plastic Easter eggs onto the football field at Pine Hollow Middle School from an actual helicopter.
Aimee Caverly, who works at the nondenominational church, which meets on Sundays at Pine Hollow Middle School in north Raleigh, said this is the first time the church dropped Easter eggs from a helicopter, though others in the area have done it before.
"This year, we really felt compelled to reach out to the community," she said. "Our hopes are, we're having our church services the following day, and, that if people are led that way, they would come back and hear the message about Jesus for Easter."
The free event also included inflatables and games for kids. Food trucks, including Will and Pops, JAM Ice Cream, Not Just Icing, MexiArepa Grill and Mr. Mongolian, were on site selling all kinds of food and treats.
Children squealed with delight as thousands of eggs rained from the sky.
Seven-year-old Sydney Crosse, said she loved running to collect the eggs, but she ran into a few dilemmas.
"I was scared, but I was happy," Crosse said. "One was chocolate that I didn't like, the second one was another thing I didn't like and the third one was one I couldn't get open."
Youth pastor Danny Myers was the bombardier.
"It was awesome," he said. "Got to drop the eggs and see the crowd rush in. It was really cool."
Saturday's beautiful weather contributed to a successful celebration.
"It was like raining different colors," 10-year-old Katie Travis said. "It was cool."