Northeast Philadelphia church takes Easter egg hunt to new heights

Dan Wing
April 19, 2019 - 11:10 am
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PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — An Easter egg hunt being held in Northeast Philadelphia on Saturday afternoon is going above and beyond to make sure it's one that kids, and even most parents, will never forget. They've got a helicopter coming by to rain eggs down on a hunt below.

While the thought may conjure images of the infamous WKRP in Cincinnati "Turkey Drop" episode, this egg hunt likely won't end with mass hysteria and damage to public property. CityReach Church is putting together the egg hunt with the help of Councilman Bobby Henon, and it will be held at River Fields on State Road.

CityReach Senior Pastor Mark Novales says the egg hunt will feature a total of 30,000 eggs and is open to all children who want to come out.

"We're praying for good weather, and truly the purpose is just to impact the community with a good time, a safe time, and just a time when we can share God's love for the city," Novales said.

He says the event will feature face-painters, bounce houses and more. Things kick off at noon, with the helicopter egg drop happening around 1:45 p.m. In the event of rain, the egg hunt will be moved inside CityReach Church on Torresdale Avenue.