If you've been around Mauldin the past few weeks you've surely seen the posters like the one attached to this article.
Looking to go a little beyond the traditional Easter Egg Hunt, the Mauldin Recreation Department has put together an Egg Drop tomorrow at beginning at 3 p.m.
Bart Cumalander, assistant director of the Rec Department, has been the lead organizer. He said the event has gotten far bigger than he had thought possible. "We wanted to do something for the community," he said. "And the response has been phenomenal."
Cumalander said several local churches (, , , and ) and local businesses have combined to donate over 35,000 eggs. All of which will be dropped from a helicopter owned by Shadowhawk Aviation. The biggest business donor is , which has given over 7,000 eggs.
Cumalander said the eggs will dropped in shifts to accommodate children in three different age groups (0-3, 4-5 and 6+). Each child will be given a colored wristband that will identify their ages and they'll also be guarantee a free hot dog. The first eggs will be dropped at 4:15, but children and their parents will have plenty of time to enjoy food, games and activities such as face-painting.
Children aren't required to be residents of Mauldin to participate. Cumulander added that if the weather stays clear, it's possible the event could draw over 1,000 kids, so parents should plan on arriving early.