SUWANEE - Homer may boast one of the biggest Easter Egg hunts in the world, but a Suwanee church is planning what can only be described as one of the most unusual.
Using a helicopter and nearly 100 volunteers, more than 25,000 plastic eggs will be dropped onto a football field at George Pierce Park in Suwanee next Saturday.
The event, sponsored by Fusion Church, is for kids 12 and younger and will also feature a kids play zone and prizes. The event and registration begin at 10 a.m. and the egg drop will happen at 11 a.m.
Tony McCollum, senior pastor of Fusion Church, said: "We wanted to do something for the community this Easter that wouldn't soon be forgotten, and we think this spin on the traditional Easter egg hunt will accomplish that."
There will be candy in every egg, and some eggs will be redeemable for special prizes like Nintendo Wii's, Nintendo DS's, iPod touch's, cash and a 37-inch LCD TV. Prior to the egg drop there will be the Eggland play area, featuring games and activities for children under the age of 3.
Immediately after the helicopter drops the eggs, children 3 to 12 years old will be released on to the field filled with the eggs to collect as many treasures as they can. The field will be divided into three sections by age, so that every child has a fair chance of collecting eggs.
McCollum, no stranger to Easter egg hunts with four children all under the age of 13, added: "We are always looking for creative and fun ways to show Gods love to folks and we think an extreme egg drop is just the ticket. It's going to be a blast. We invite everyone to join us."
For more information visit: www.createfusion.com