If you answered plastic and dropped from a helicopter, you’re going to want to be at Beaufort Academy on Saturday for the second annual Great Helicopter Easter Egg Drop.
The event, hosted by Beaufort Academy and ServPro of Beaufort, is open to the first 1,500 pre-registered children, ages 2-10, and will feature four age-specific egg hunts consisting of more than 15,000 plastic eggs.
Golden eggs will be mixed among the eggs dropped and will feature prizes such as free tuition to Beaufort Academy, a Nintendo Switch video game, tickets to Walt Disney World and assorted gift certificates.
If the kids are too old for the egg hunts, the fun doesn’t stop there. There will also be a bounce house area, balloon artists, face painters, KONA Ice, Motor City Pops, Crave Cupcakes food trucks, music and pictures with the Easter Bunny.
A change from the inaugural Egg Drop – this year there will be a $10 charge for each child participating in the hunts. There is free admission for adults and children older than 10, though a $10 activity wristband is required for children who want to participate in the other activities.
Parents will not be allowed on the field with children this year and are are encouraged not to register children if they cannot go on the field on their own. Student volunteers will help the children get eggs in their bag and will ensure the children stay safe.
Do not bring an Easter basket. Egg drop bags will be given to all egg drop registrants when they arrive.
Registration is limited to 1,500 children and will close as soon as capacity is reached.
Kids will be separated into one of four age groups. Each age group will be separated from the other age groups so younger children will have a fair shot.
Registration is open on Eventbrite (http://tinyurl.com/yyonmfza), and patrons will receive an email after registration. There will be no on-site registration unless space permits. On the morning of the event, parents should check in to receive an age specific color bracelet.
Parking is available in the Beaufort Academy parking lot and designated grass areas. There will also be two church locations for overflow parking. The event staff will provide a shuttle service to and from the event in the case of overflow.
In the event of inclement weather, check the Beaufort Academy website for details.
WANT TO GO?
What: Great Helicopter Easter Egg Drop
When: 10 a.m.-3 p.m., Saturday
Where: Beaufort Academy football field
Egg Drop Times
11:30 a.m.: Ages 2-5 – Yellow
12:30 p.m.: Ages 6-10 – Green
1:30 p.m.: Ages 2-5 – Blue
2:30 p.m.: Ages 6-10 – Red
Cost: $10 for children ages 2-10 participating in egg hunts; Free for adults and children older than 10, though children over 10 must buy an activity bracelet.
To Register: Visit http://tinyurl.com/yyonmfza.