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Egg Drop Ready For Saturday

35,000+ eggs to be dropped from helicopter.

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.

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Karen March 31, 2012 at 04:49 AM
Cool idea!! Should be fun for the kids.
Mary March 31, 2012 at 01:28 PM
How about the rain will you drop eggs any way. Great Idea. Thanks.
Morinic April 01, 2012 at 07:37 PM
What a horrible execution of the egg drop for the 1st through 5th graders. All of the eggs were scooped up before many could get through the gate. I hope Mauldin learned their lesson.
Shawn Drury April 02, 2012 at 04:29 AM
What was your chief complaint Morinic?
Brenda April 02, 2012 at 03:57 PM
It was the first year. Give them a break!
D.A. April 03, 2012 at 07:10 PM
That was awful!! I don't see how we will be back to this! My 4 year old got nothing but ran over by the older greedy kids.
J rose March 22, 2013 at 08:25 PM
It's gonna rain all day ?? How ya gonna drop eggs ??

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