By Anna Skinner
Easter egg hunts are a big hit amongst kids and families, but when a helicopter gets involved, it gains popularity. The Westfield Easter Egg Drop, formerly known as the Imagine Church Egg Drop for the past four years, will return for its fifth year on March 26 at Grand Park.
The name changed due to other churches beginning to pitch in and offer volunteer opportunities. Due to the excess of volunteers – 170 from eight different Westfield churches – a second egg drop will be able to be held to allow a total of 1,600 kids to sign up instead of the normal 800.
“Our church has enjoyed hosting this amazing community event for the last four years and I am positively thrilled to work with the churches in Westfield to make this year’s event even better,” said Brad Ruggles, lead pastor of Imagine Church.
In previous years, the registration has filled up within hours of opening, but Ruggles said he is uncertain how long it will take to fill up this year as there is double the amount of capacity. Another way to include as many kids as possible was the pre-registration will require a code only offered to residents of Westfield through this edition of Current. The code can be found on the Westfield Easter Egg Drop ad page. Pre-registration opens on March 15, with open registration becoming available March 18.
A helicopter will fly over Grand Park and drop the eggs before each egg hunt, one in the morning and one in the afternoon.
“The Westfield Easter Egg Drop is an event that brings the community together. Now that the (egg drop) is doubling the number of attendees, Grand Park is the perfect place for families to gather and enjoy the holiday in a unique and fun way,” stated Mayor Andy Cook.
Pre-registration is available at westfieldeggdrop.com.