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April 12, 2014

Helicopter to drop eggs for Eggstravaganza

Saturday at Irvine-McDowell Park

RICHMOND — “Spring is here, and what better time to celebrate this wonderful season than with the Easter Eggstravaganza,” said Brittany Toombs, program coordinator for the Richmond Parks and Recreation Department.

This year, eggs will be dropped from a helicopter, thanks to sponsorship by Eastside Community Church, Toombs said.

The Eggstravaganza takes place from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday at Irvine-McDowell Park, 345 Lancaster Ave.

“This event is free and fun for the entire family,” Toombs said.

Eggs dropped from the helicopter can be redeemed for candy at the event, she explained.

“With 10,000 Easter eggs, this may be the largest Easter egg hunt ever in Richmond,” Toombs said. “Take the opportunity to participate in activities at this year’s Easter Eggstravaganza.”

The parks and recreation department also has many other activities planned for the day including: inflatable play equipment, a petting zoo with $4 pony rides and face painting. The Richard McHargue Cloggers also will entertain and Moberly’s Karate for Kids will stage demonstrations. 

Games will be presented by an Eastern Kentucky University recreation administration class.

While the public event is free for all ages, only children 10 and under may participate in the hunt, Toombs said. The hunt will be divided into two sessions, 11:30 a.m. for ages 5 and under and 12:30 p.m. for ages 6 to 10.

The Easter Eggstravaganza would not be possible without sponsors, Toombs said. In addition to Eastside Community Church and Moberly’s Karate for Kids, Meijer is a major sponsor of the event.

For more details, call the parks and recreation department at 623-8753 or visit its website,

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