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The Rolla Daily News - Rolla, MO
  • 30,000 eggs from above: CLC annual egg drop returns for third year

  • Thirty thousand eggs—that's right, 30,000 eggs—will hail down from the heavens Sunday morning, and no-telling-how-many hundreds of kids will scramble below to gather them.
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  • Thirty thousand eggs—that’s right, 30,000 eggs—will hail down from the heavens Sunday morning, and no-telling-how-many hundreds of kids will scramble below to gather them.
    The egg drop, now in its third year of sponsorship by Christian Life Center, a Rolla church, has almost become a spring ritual for children.
    “It’s a big event,” said pastor Eddie Jones, who said more than 4,000 people showed up last year when 30,000 candy-filled eggs plastic were dropped, too.
    Here are the particulars:
    • The egg drop will be in Ber Juan Park behind the SplashZone.
    • Registration will begin at 9:30 a.m. You’ll want to register because that will entitle you for the prize drawing.
    • You can avoid waiting in line to register by registering on your computer at www.30000eggs.com.
    • Inflatable games, face painting and a visit by the Easter Bunny will take place from 9:30 to 11 a.m.
    • Free food will be served at that time, too: hot dogs, popcorn and sodas.
    • The church’s band will perform during that time.
    • The egg drop will take place at 11 a.m.
    Now, if there are going to be 4,000 people—parents, children, curious onlookers, candy enthusiasts—showing up, parking will be hard to find.
    “You can park at The Centre or at the softball fields,” said Jones. “People park all the way over to the theater.”
    Fire trucks, motorcycles and an Air-Evac helicopter will be on site.
    The Zone and Kokomo Joe’s will join in the spring celebration with some golf and go-karts.
    RC Powersports will demonstrate radio-controlled trucks, plans and helicopters.
    Cowtown USA will display trailers and other equipment.
    The Rolla Police Department, City of Rolla Fire and Rescue and Phelps County EMS will be there to visit with children and parents.
    Giveaways of prizes including bicycles, season passes to Six Flags, remote-controlled vehicles and other items will be conducted.
    The egg drop will be held with six different age groups for children from newborn through fifth grade, the pastor said.
    Hundreds of families from the Rolla area will be there to participate in a fun-filled Sunday morning of celebration that is sure to be different from other Sunday mornings.
    “It won’t be like a church service,” Jones said.

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