Love of Easter Egg Drop

BAKERSFIELD, Calif. - Egg hunts have become a part of Easter tradition, but not many in Kern County get their eggs from the sky. Not only were kids treated to sweets and colorful eggs on the ground at the first assembly of god church, they were thrilled by a hovering distributor in the air.

Brightly colored eggs and candy. It's not difficult to make Easter egg hunting fun for kids, but the First Assembly of God Church on California Avenue added something a little bigger than an Easter bunny.

Tens of thousands of candy-filled Easter eggs were spread across the field from a hovering helicopter for the Love of Easter Egg Drop event. Kids and parents of all ages participated in the egg hunt that took part on two fields. Egg cannons were also utilized to efficiently replenish the field with more eggs.

This is Joey and Amanda Cabrera's first egg drop event, and they couldn't be more happy to share this moment with their two-year old daughter.

"If I didn't have my sunglasses on, i mean, just watching her do all that brings tears in my eyes, tears of joy," Joey Cabrera said. "Especially to enjoy it with my family."

First Assemby of God Lead Pastor Joshua Long says he wants this event to bring people together.

"There is something about getting together with community, and doing things like this that bring communities together, people together," First Assemby of God Lead Pastor Joshua Long said. "We just want to be a hub, a place to come where people can experience that"

Even with all the fun, the message of Easter and the resurrection of Jesus is still remembered by the participants.

"I think its important that people understand the real reason for it, Kyle Shiloh said. "Not just picking up eggs, and seeing smiles on kids faces, but you know there is an actual meaning behind it."

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