Helicopter egg drop returning to Alabaster this month

Published 11:30 am Thursday, March 1, 2018


By NEAL WAGNER / Managing Editor

ALABASTER – Cultivate Church, which operates campuses in Alabaster and Columbiana, will again give area children a chance to take part in a unique tradition in late March, as it will again hold its helicopter egg drop.

The event will be held at Alabaster’s Veterans Park off Alabama 119 on Saturday, March 31, and will include three separate events for children of different ages.

Gates and registration will open at 9 a.m., and the fun will begin at 10:30 a.m.

This year will mark the fifth time the church has held the helicopter egg drop, after holding drops in 2012 and 2013 and bringing it back after a two-year hiatus in 2016.

The day will begin with an egg hunt for ages 0-3 during which the hunt area will be scattered with plastic, candy-filled eggs, for younger children to collect.

Following the egg hunt, the church will hold one helicopter egg drop for ages 4-6 and another for ages 7-12.

During the drops, kids will line the perimeter of the park’s field, while the helicopter drops thousands of eggs from above. After the helicopter leaves the field, church officials will give the signal to the kids, who will then rush to collect as many eggs as possible.

The free event will also feature food, inflatables, the Easter bunny and more.

To skip the line and pre-register for the event, visit http://cultivatechurch.tv/eggdrop.