WATCH: A Helicopter Drops Thousands of Easter Eggs Over an Eager Central Maine Crowd Sunday
It was an absolutely beautiful Sunday, albeit a little chilly, to drop some Easter eggs out of a helicopter! Who does stuff like that anyway? Well, Central Church of course!
A Central Maine favorite, the Helicopter Easter Egg drop draws crowds of adults and children alike in droves to the annual event. Originally scheduled for this past Saturday, the event was moved to Sunday due to inclement weather over the beginning half of the weekend.
The drop, which took place in both China and Topsham, Maine, saw thousands upon thousands in attendance between the two locations. Everything was set up perfectly to accommodate the always-massive crowd.
Now, even though the helicopter came in to drop hundreds of eggs from the sky, the field at the China Primary school already had a whopping 22,500 eggs placed on the field in preparation for all the kiddos.
That's a lot of eggs. Imagine collecting that many at once.
The field was roped off with caution tape as the chopper flew in from the south and circled the field multiple times. Finally, the chopper came down to about 150 feet or so and began dumping hundreds of colorful eggs onto the field.
After the chopper was empty, the pilot circled the field for one more wave goodbye, and off they flew. After the helicopter departed, they opened the flood gates and the kids were off to the races!
You can see in the video posted to Facebook just what went down for this Easter extravaganza. Not too bad.