Alaska Life

Video: Easter egg 'drop' in Eagle River

Thousands of anxious kids waited on the sidelines of the Eagle River High School soccer field for the chance to collect as many plaster Easter eggs as their baskets could hold. The second annual ACF Church Egg Drop was held on March 26, 2016. The crowds awaited a helicopter that was supposed to fly in from Anchorage and drop 5,000 plastic Easter eggs on the field. Due to inclement weather, the flight was grounded, making the drop impossible.

ACF staff and volunteers improvised by hand-seeding the field with thousands of eggs for kids to run out and collect. The brightly colored plastic eggs, containing pieces of candy, popped on the muddy field. There were several heats for different age groups and a special section just for toddlers. The egg drop was designed as a unique family-friendly Easter festivity.

The 5,000 eggs stuck on the grounded helicopter were donated to the Eagle River Lions Club, which will hold an egg hunt Sunday, March 27, at 1 p.m.

Tara Young

Tara Young was a video journalist for ADN.