Two Pickerington-area churches are giving back to the community by conducting their own large-scale Easter Egg Hunts and accompanying family fun activities.
C3 Church, 200 Hill Road South, Pickerington is planning its Eggstravaganza from 10 a.m. to noon, Saturday, April 12.
It will probably be the last Eggstravaganza held at C3 Church's previous Hill Road campus, according to the congregation's Executive Director Gary Fowler.
The church plans to move into a new worship center off Busey Road in 2015.
With that in mind, Fowler said children can once again expect to forage for 20,000 candy-filled eggs spread out over the former C3 Church's 10 acres.
C3 Church has presented Eggstravaganza now for the 7th straight year.
Parents are strongly encouraged to bring their cameras for pictures with the Easter Bunny as well as plastic bags in which to place candy into.
Inflatable amusements, prizes and food will also be on the agenda.
No parking is allowed in the parking lot at 200 Hill Road South, however,there will be parking available either at Pickerington High School Central or Ridgeview Junior High School.
Grace Fellowship officials label it as the one of the "biggest impact events" of the year for the church.
It will be the seventh year Grace Fellowship has held the event, which is geared to fourth-graders and those younger.
The event features free face-painting, inflatable amusements, food and games and, of course, the ever popular egg drop from a hovering helicopter.
At 6:15 p.m. candy eggs will drop from the sky for children in kindergarten and those younger; 6:45 p.m. for children in grades 1-4.
"People love it," said Nicole Waggoner of Grace Fellowship.
"They're always so excited to come and they are so amazed everything is completely free," Waggoner said.
This year there are two egg drops and a larger footprint.
"We've expanded the space because it (can get) crowded, so we're making better use of the space and making it more efficient," Waggoner said.
"We're making sure all the kids get the same amount of candy," Waggoner said.
She said the event is weather permitting and encourages residents to check the website for updates.