Posted by Debra Worley - email
WILMINGTON, NC (WECT) - Life Point Church is hosting one of the city's largest Easter Egg hunts this weekend.
Saturday, more than 30,000 plastic eggs will be dropped onto the fields behind Ashley High School from the Sheriff's Office helicopter.
There will be two "drops" for different age groups, and a "pick-up" for children under the age of 3.
Registration for the event begins at 9:30 Saturday morning, and children will be given a colored wristband designated to their age group.
In addition to the egg drop, there will be games, inflatables, and Chick-Fil-et on hand. There will be giveaways on the main stage immediately after the 10:45 and 11:45 drops.
"It's just an over the top gesture," said Lead Pastor Jeff Kapusta. "We're an above and beyond church and we don't like to do things at a minimal level. We like to figure out how we can be generous in the things that we do so when we reach out to the community we like to go over the top with it. We thought kids love helicopters and it would be an exciting time."
Life Point church members describe themselves as a young, casual, Christian group. Services are held regularly at Ashley High School every Sunday.
They will have three services on Easter: 9am, 11am, and a special added service at 12:30pm.
Helicopter Egg Drop
Saturday, April 11
Football fields behind Ashley High School (555 Halyburton Memorial Pkwy)
Registration begins at 9:30 AM
*Event is Free!
10:45 AM -- Ages 8-12
11:20 AM -- Ages 3 and under (no drop, just an egg pick-up)
11:45 AM -- Ages 4-7