Thousands of children attend Helicopter Easter Egg Hunt

Daniel Fowler
April 23, 2019

Officials say more than 5,000 people attended the Easter Egg hunt.

Below, a young girl runs with her Easter basket during Saturday's Easter Egg Hunt in Bellefonte's Talleyrand Park.

Numerous eggs were dropped down from a helicopter that was flown over the field, just moments before the egg hunt began.

Annual Helicopter egg Drop: A helicopter will drop numerous 76,000 candy and prize-filled eggs at this year's Great Easter Egg Drop on April 20th at Merchants Association of Columbia County Fairgrounds. They make large pink eggs that beep so children who are blind can still hunt for the eggs.

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Families gathered for this free event to enjoy Easter festivities including a balloon artist and of course a special a visit from the Easter bunny.

Flores said the egg drop raised its own organizational challenges, such as acquiring the vast number of chocolates and their protective plastic eggshells that were required. More than 10,000 Easter eggs were given away during the event. Egg drops will happen at 11:30 a.m., 12:00 p.m., 12:30 p.m., and 12:50 p.m.

At Western Gateway Park hundreds of kids and their families lined the oak studded grasslands for the annual Penn Valley Easter Egg Hunt.

The 3rd annual Easter egg hunt at Grace Edgewood took place Friday afternoon.

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