BUCKHANNON - New Community Church is hosting a one-of-a-kind Easter Egg Drop at Buckhannon-Upshur High School's football field on Saturday. Gates will open at 2 p.m.
The event is free and open to the public and will feature a carnival-style atmosphere with games, face-painting, cotton candy and more. A stand operated by the BUHS Class of 2015 will sell refreshments to raise money for prom.
In the highlight of the afternoon, 20,000 eggs will rain down onto the field from a helicopter hovering above.
Afterward, children ages infant to 5th grade will be divided into groups to retrieve the eggs, many filled with goodies.
Justin Bowers, lead pastor of New Community Church, said, "We cannot wait for the Egg Drop. This is a day where we as a church, along with all of our other sponsors and volunteers, come together to create a wild and fun environment for kids and families.
"If you've never seen a helicopter overhead dropping 20,000 eggs and what kind of joy that brings to kids, you need to be there. No matter how old you are, this is going to be a tremendously fun day!"
New Community Church is the first church of the Evangelical Covenant denomination to open its doors in West Virginia. ECC is headquartered in Chicago, with more than 800 churches in 44 states. New Community is located at 13 South Florida Street in Buckhannon and has been meeting for just about a year. Sunday services begin at 10:45 a.m.
For more information, call Justin Bowers at 304-439-8503 or send an email firstname.lastname@example.org.