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April 5, 2012

Family Worship Center to drop 30,000 Easter Eggs

It’s a bird! It’s a plane! No, it’s a helicopter ready to drop 30,000 Easter eggs!

Family Worship Center is hosting the fourth annual Easter Egg Drop Saturday from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.

The eggs will be filled with toys and candy and dropped from a helicopter on site at the Family Worship Center, located at 224 Pinewood Drive in Beckley.

Everyone can register to win some great prizes and 10 local vendors will be on site, including Coffee Beans and Books, Chick-fil-A and Sweet Frog Yogurt.

Music and games will also be provided during the event.

Pastor Ken Wright says the egg drop is a different approach to an Easter egg hunt.

“It was after I first moved here, I was looking for some fresh ideas on Easter and I ran across a church in Florida that had organized an egg drop,” Wright said. “I got in contact with a couple of people who had done this before, got some information and we started our own egg drop here.”

Wright said the event is broken into age groups 0-2 (with parents), 3-5, 6-8, and 8-12 to avoid a mad dash.

Four years ago, the first egg drop started with 10,000 eggs and just a few vendors.

Each year the celebration has increased and Wright says he is expecting over 4,000 people this year.

Also, as part of the “Amazing Grace Weekend,” the church will hold Good Friday services at 7 p.m. and Easter Sunday services at 10 a.m. A musical presentation, “Gone,” will be performed by the Music and Arts Department during Sunday service.

For more information, call 304-252-8474.

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