Troy Church hosts Epic Egg Drop at football stadium

Published 2:00 am Thursday, April 2, 2015

Troy Church members say Easter egg hunts are a thing of the past, and the Epic Easter Egg Drop is a new way to have some Easter fun.

“We are thrilled to be able to bring this to Troy to reach out to the community and the children to provide something a little non-traditional for Easter,” said Ashley Carson, Troy Church Kids Director. “We just want to love on our community.”

At 3 p.m. on Saturday 15,000 eggs will drop from a helicopter onto the football field at the Troy University football stadium.

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“The eggs are filled with toys and candy,” Carson said. “After they are dropped, the kids are able to get on the field and get a certain number of eggs and just have fun with it.”

The eggs are only part of the fun offered at the egg drop. While the eggs will be dropped at 3 p.m., the event starts at 2 p.m., allowing the community to enjoy the inflatables, music, face painting, hotdogs, chips, drinks and snow cones, free of charge.

Troy Church also has volunteers to help out with activities such as the Troy University mascot, T-Roy, Troy University cheerleaders and some of the football players. The players will be running football drills with the kids, throwing the football and clocking the speed of thrown footballs with a radar gun.

There will be a special area for kids 4-years-old and younger, with smaller inflatables and games like a beanbag toss and the fishing game.

Upon entering the event, everyone will be given a colored bracelet with a number printed on it. Numbers will be selected for door prizes, consisting of gift cards to local shops and restaurants.

“We just want to be a church that is all about loving the people in our city,” said Jason Durant, pastor at Troy Church. “We just want to get people out together, no strings attached, and let them have a good time.”

“This is our first community-wide event,” Burttram said. “We hope it’s big and hope to do it again next year. We just wanted to have a fun community-wide event to share Jesus and the love of Christ with the community.”