New Albany News

April 19

Spring Fest will include egg drop by helicopter


New Albany's Spring Fest on April 19 will feature some 20,000 eggs, but not all of them will be on the ground when children arrive at the New Albany High School football field.

"Around 11 a.m. we'll have the helicopter come and drop some eggs. After it safely lands, then we'll let the kids go out," said event organizer Brian Minier.

Minier said the event, organized by the New Albany Community Events board, took the helicopter idea from a central Ohio church that has done an egg drop for a couple of years.

He said the helicopter will fly low so the children can see it and it will drop a few bags' worth of eggs.

Spring Fest will begin at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, April 19, at the New Albany High School football field, 7600 Fodor Road.

Minier said students will be divided into three age groups: preschool and kindergartners; first- to third-graders; and fourth- to sixth-graders.

This year's event will include a petting zoo and animal exhibits from the Columbus Zoo and Aquarium, Minier said.

"We are very excited about this year's Springfest in New Albany. We are going over the top with a helicopter dropping the eggs and the Columbus zoo bringing animals," said events board president Rob Yanok. "We love our community and want to serve it and give them the best event in central Ohio."

Other popular features from last year include: four bounce houses, train rides, Chulo the clown, New Albany police officer Joe Duff riding his horse and face painting.

Free coffee and pastries will be provided.

"It will be an event that is fun for the kids and a good family event," Minier said. "We had a good crowd last year and we think the helicopter will draw some more this year."

Spring Fest usually concludes by 1:30 p.m. and will take place rain or shine.

Minier said parking is available in the high school lot and at the Church of the Resurrection on the west side of Fodor Road.