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Church In Action to host a South County Egg Drop at Church In Action’s Oakville Campus On April 16th, thousands of eggs filled with candy will fall from the sky as we hosts the South County Easter Egg Drop. As in years past, a helicopter will drop eggs onto the fields and children will have the opportunity to hunt 7,000 plastic eggs on the church campus that day.
Children will be split by age into two zones, and the hunts will be staggered by fifteen minutes. Once the eggs are on the field, children, age two through 5th grade, will be able to hunt for eggs in their designated age area. After all the eggs are found the kids will take them to an area to redeem them for special prizes!
There will also be pictures with the Easter Bunny all provided by Church In Action and everything will be available to the kids for free.
The church is planning for over 250+ children and approximately 600 people to be in attendance for this year’s egg drop. “We’re working very hard to make this year’s event the best one yet. We'll have over 100 volunteers on site serving the families of South County & St. Louis”, says Darnell West, Senior Pastor of Church In Action.
Registration is required and opens March 27th.
Local residents can pre-register at Church In Action on Sunday March 26th to guarantee a spot for their child. This event usually caps out within days of open registration.
on its purpose, Pastor Darnell says “We started this church with an emphasis on
serving the community & reaching people with no strings attached, and we
think providing a great, free event like the Egg Drop is a great way to bring
the community together. We feel kids & their families should be our top
priority and they deserve a great day to celebrate together.”
more information call us at 314-892-0000 or email us at
Q: What if it rains, snows, there’s a tornado or drought?
It's St. Louis! Wear a hoodie & boots! The Show Must Go On! We will have
the event regardless of rainfall. However, if it does rain, we may need to take
a bit longer to set up afterward (about 10 more).
Q. Will there really be a helicopter dropping eggs?
A: Yes! A full size helicopter, compliant with all laws and permits, will drop thousands of eggs onto the front open field area of our campus, in a safe area, away from all children and adults. After the eggs are dropped, the kids, in age-appropriate zones, will be allowed to gather them up and redeem the prize eggs.
Q: I have very young children, will they get overwhelmed by the older kids?
A: We have split the Easter Egg hunt into two age-appropriate zones: ages 1-4, 5-11. Each age group will be separated from the other age groups. The 1-4 year olds will be in a separate zone where the volunteer staff will provide maximum protection and safety.
Q: Will candy actually be inside the eggs?
No. To ensure that all children get plenty of candy, all children will take
their gathered eggs and redeem them at "Candy Stations". Only
children who are registered and have arm bands will be able to exchange eggs
Q: Will parents or guardians be allowed to gather eggs with their children?
A: Only parents in the 1-4 zone will be allowed to go with their children. The other age groups will hunt for their eggs with authorized and safe " volunteers. Parents will be able to watch their kids, and encourage them from the boundary lines, just a few feet from the actual egg hunt field. This ensures that over-zealous parents don't ruin the event for other children.
Q: I have children in different age zones. How can I watch them at the same time if there are different zones for different age groups?
A: We are staggering the hunt times. This provides ultimate safety and ensures a parent can give full attention to their children in each age specific zone. The staggered hunt times are:
ages 1-4 @ 11:30-11:45 AM
(Helicopter Arrives at 11:55AM)
ages 5-11 @ 12:10 AM
Q: Where will we park?
A: We have over 300 parking spots for you on campus.
Q: I wasn't able to pre-register - what should we do?
A: You can try to register on-site before the service. Contact us at 314-892-0000 for more information.