Thousands of kids attended the egg drop at the Daytona Beach Municipal Stadium on Saturday, March 31.
More than 50,000 colorful Easter eggs were scattered across the field at Daytona Beach Municipal Stadium for an egg hunt like none other, hosted by Calvary Christian Center on Saturday, March 31.
About 4,000 children waited behind caution tape as additional eggs were dropped from a helicopter. Once the helicopter flew away, children at the age 7-12 zone charged onto the field before the countdown officially launched the egg hunt. In a matter of minutes, the eggs were completely gone — snatched up quickly by eager children. Anyone who didn't get eggs during the hunt was able to pick some up from volunteers on their way out.
Pastors Jim and Dawn Raley said the egg drop outgrew its usual location at Calvary Christian Center in Ormond Beach, so the stadium provided a larger egg zone so more locals could attend. Carnival games and inflatable zones entertained guests outside the stadium before the hunt.
"We have built Calvary as the church that cares," Pastor Jim Raley said. "We care for the community; we care for people who are in a good place, people who are in a struggling place. And we try to create opportunities to let our community know that we really do care about them and that we really do love them. "