Helicopter Drops 40,000 Eggs For Fayetteville Egg Hunt

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FAYETTEVILLE (KFSM)- The annual Fayetteville Egg Drop took place Saturday (April 4) afternoon at the Washington County Fairgrounds. Over 40,000 eggs were dropped from a helicopter to the kids waiting below.

Pathway Baptist Church sponsored the event, and Pastor Jeremy Flanagan said over 3,000 kids participated. Malachi Cox was one of the kids at the drop.

"The helicopter dropped a lot of eggs and like a whole bunch of kids they ran out and got a lot of candy," Cox said.

There were seperate groups for infants, toddlers, and younger kids, all the way up to 6th grade. In addition to the egg drop, there were inflatables and a magic show.

Cheryl Morgan brought her daughter Ellie to the drop for the first time.

"We had a blast, Ellie had a blast, just running and getting the eggs, and the activities here are really great, really kid friendly and family friendly," Morgan said.

Frankie Sires was also a new-comer to the egg drop. He said he was amazed how well-organized the event was for the families.

"It went excellent, it was fun we went out here for the kids and they got exactly what they wanted, they dropped the eggs from the helicopter and she went crazy," Sires said.

Pastor Flanagan said the egg drop wouldn't be a success every year without the help of volunteers. His church has sponsored the event since 2011.

"We're a small church and so it takes a large portion of our congregation to spend over 1,000 volunteer hours to get everything ready to put this event on," Flanagan said.

For more information on the egg drop, click here.