Wednesday, March 20, 2013
On the evening before Easter, at Dallas Bay Baptist Church thousands of vibrant eggs will rain down from the sky over the back parking lot. Kids may think it’s magic, but actually a helicopter will be making rounds sending its small, vibrant packages speeding to the ground.
Then, the kids will be set loose for the hunt.
“We wanted to do something different for the community to reach out and share the gospel,” said the church’s director of children’s ministry LeaAnn West. “We are excited about doing something new. It’s going to be fun.”
The idea to drop the eggs for the annual Easter egg hunt at Dallas Bay was senior pastor Ken Duggan’s. Fortunately, the church is home to two pilots, who volunteered their time for the Easter event being held Saturday, March 30. They will operate from Middle Valley Airport, dropping the first load of eggs at 5 p.m. for preschool-aged children, and then returning about a half hour later to drop even more eggs for elementary-aged children to hunt.
The children in attendance will get to watch the helicopter fly as low as the pilots can bring it as they drop the eggs, as well as receive goodie bags and prizes.
After the kids have collected their fill of Easter eggs, a special Easter service will be held at 6 p.m., beginning with an Easter Parade of the children in their special Easter Sunday outfits, though West said kids can participate no matter how dressed up they are for the event.
“We wanted to give them another opportunity to wear that pretty little Easter outfit on Saturday,” she said. “It’s an event to bring them to church and to bring in some families that may not normally come. We hope it reaches families and children with the gospel.”
The event is free and open to the entire community. Dallas Bay Baptist Church is located 8305 Daisy Dallas Road. For more information visit www.dbbc.org.