BAKER — Pilgrim Rest Baptist Church’s Easter Egg Drop is from 10 a.m. to noon at the church on State Road 4.


BAKER —  Pilgrim Rest Baptist Church’s Easter Egg Drop is from 10 a.m. to noon at the church on State Road 4.



Children in preschool through fifth grade may participate in Easter egg related activities ─including an egg relay, egg roll and egg toss.



 But the main attraction will be the egg drop. A plane will release 5,000 plastic, candy-filled eggs onto a nearby field. Children can then scramble to find them.   



"It seems to be getting more attention every year," said Larry Wade, a retired airline pilot facilitating the event. "Last year, we had nearly 500 kids in attendance." 



Wade will pilot his personal single-engine airplane while Sharron, his wife, drops eggs over the nearby field.



"It’s a good feeling and its our way of contributing to the community," Wade said. "Plus, I get to fly my plane."



 The couple got involved three years ago after being approached by the church for the event.



"They don't charge us anything, which is a really nice thing for them to do," said Darren Williams, children's pastor of the church.



The church will provide free lunch for attendees; there will be door prizes, too, Williams said.



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