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Eggs Away!

Eggs Away!

Over 4,000 people young and old descended upon the grounds of Dana Peak Park Saturday morning, for an Easter egg hunt hosted by Christian Life Church-Killeen Campus. Instead of children looking on the ground for carefully hidden eggs, all eyes were in the sky. From the sky 30,000 eggs were dropped from a hovering helicopter as eager children made a dash to scoop up the eggs into their baskets.

“It was a fun day at the lake, but were definitely shocked by the number of people that participated,” said Kim Mansell, Co-Organizer.

Before the children could participate in the Easter egg hunt, they had to register and get armbands and raffle tickets. The armbands were color coded for specific age groups and also for children with special needs. The children would only go out and hunt eggs when their color of armband was called out. A raffle was held and prizes were awarded to winning ticket holders.

“It’s cool. I like it,” commented Alivia Hinder, age 5, Harker Heights resident. “But, what if the eggs land in the water?”

“I can hear the helicopter!  It’s great. It is nice the eggs are going to drop out of the helicopter when they call the ages out,” remarked Andrew Nojcik, age 8, Kempner resident. “The eggs will have little prizes and candy in them.”

The parking lot of Dana Peak Park was set up like a street fair with vendors, food trucks and inflatable bounce houses. A mobile video game arcade was also on-site for children and adults to have fun playing video games. Also, pony rides were available for children to enjoy a lakeside equestrian ride.

“It’s awesome and exciting. This is so much fun to spend time with the family,” said Sydney Isdale, age 8, Belton resident. “He is risen. The egg hunt is to get the people together and to spread the word about Jesus.”

Harker Heights fire and police department were also at the event and had vehicles on static display. Children and their parents enjoyed looking at the vehicles and talking to the public servants. Many children’s favorite part was getting behind the driver’s seat of the fire truck and waving to those below.

“A good community event,” remarked Shane Isdale, sponsor, Corrective Chiropractic.

Families also had the chance to participate in five minute rides in the helicopter for $65. Riders had a chance to see Harker Heights and Stillhouse Lake from a bird’s-eye view.

“This looks perfect and they set up a whole bunch of stuff for kids to do,” commented Curtis Wood, Harker Heights resident. “It is very nice.”


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