Verbena Baptist reschedules egg drop for April 6

Published 7:42 pm Monday, March 25, 2013

Uncertain weather conditions over the weekend prompted Verbena Baptist Church to postpone the Easter Egg Drop until April 6.

The event was scheduled to drop more than 2,000 plastic, multi-colored Easter eggs from the Chilton County Sheriff’s Department’s helicopter.

However, the threat of rain on Saturday had event organizers rescheduling the egg drop for April 6 at 11 a.m.

Verbena Baptist Church pastor Tony Christensen said the EGGstravaganza at the Grand Ole Pumpkin Patch off Lay Dam Road will make three runs of dropping eggs from the helicopter starting at noon and each run will drop 750 eggs for the children who participate.

Once the eggs are dropped, kids ranging in age from 4-11 will participated in an “Easter egg dash” to pick up the eggs.

The kids will be grouped together by ages 4-5, 6-7, 8-9 and 10-11. There will also be a hunt for 2-to-3-year olds that will be held off to the side.

Christensen said although one of the reasons for hosting the egg hunt is for children to have fun before the Easter holiday, the main purpose is to teach kids the meaning of Easter.

The church will present a biblical message and sing worship songs before the eggs are dropped from the air.

Anyone wanting to participate in the EGGstravaganza should bring an Easter basket to collect the eggs dropped.

Concessions will also be available and sponsored by Care Net.

The event is free and open to the public.

For more information about the event, visit

Clanton First United Methodist Church will host a Family Easter Celebration and Egg Hunt on Saturday, March 30 from 10 a.m.-noon The event is free and will include face painting and inflatables.

The Helen E. Parrish Activity Center will host an Easter Walk and guide children and parents through the events of Holy Week so that parents can share the Easter story with their children.

Snacks and drinks will be available to purchase.

For more information, contact the church at 755-0490 or

Lime Springs United Methodist Church will have a list of Holy Week activities starting with a Maundy Thursday service at 6:30 p.m. on March 28, a Good Friday service at 6:30 p.m. on March 29 and an Easter egg hunt at the parsonage at 10 a.m. on March 30.

A sunrise worship will also be held and breakfast at 6 a.m. March 31 at the home of Betty and Elmer Brant and an Easter service at 11 a.m. on March 31.

Providence Baptist Church #2, located at 6197 County Road 97 in Clanton will host their annual Easter Sunrise Service on March 31, beginning at 6:30 a.m.

A dramatic presentation of the life of Christ from his birth to his ascension will be presented.

Everyone is welcome to attend and encouraged to dress warmly and bring your own lawn chair.