2014 Helicopter Egg Drop

Association churches are encouraged and invited to participate in the 2014 Helicopter Egg Drop, which will be held April 12, 11am-2pm, at the Bullitt County Fairgrounds.

How can your church help?

  1. Pray
  2. Give ($200.00 suggested)
  3. Collect Candy Donations
  4. Sponsor a Game Booth
  5. Sponsor a Gospel Booth
  6. Serve on a one of the teams
  7. Follow Up Team

Here’s an invitation letter from event organizers Nathan Young and Jeremy Willis:

Dear local church,

Last year Shepherdsville welcomed a great event with hopes of becoming an annual family activity:  The Egg Drop.  This event was a great opportunity to love on the city of Shepherdsville and to give families an opportunity to make memories in a safe environment.  All of the kids who received candy, in exchange of eggs dropped from a helicopter (of course!) were given a coloring book with the gospel message outlined.  The families were also able to play games and win prizes from local area churches.  Those who participated were given information about Easter Services in the Shepherdsville area.

This year we would like to invite you to be a part of the 2014 Egg Drop.  The Egg Drop will take place on April 12 at the Bullitt County Fair Grounds.  Prior to this event there is much to be done.  Prayer is vital as the hope is to reach the community with the gospel through love and providing direction for families in Shepherdsville to spend Easter at one of the churches in our community.

Volunteers will also be needed.  On the day of the Egg Drop each churches will have the opportunity to sponsor a game booth for the children in attendance to play a game and receive a small prize.  There will also be a need for volunteers at craft booths so that each child will be able to make a bracelet to remind them of the gospel message.  Volunteers will also be needed before The Egg Drop on April 8 to put bags of candy together for the children.

The budget for the Egg Drop is $4,000.  So far there is approximately $3,000 committed with most of the sponsorship from Journey Christian Church, Mercy Hill Baptist Church and the Nelson Baptist Association.   It would be ideal for churches to donate a minimum of $200 to help with expenses including, but not limited to, rental of the fairgrounds, candy, helicopter pilot, advertisement and print.  Candy donation is also a great way to help.

Every family who wishes to attend the Egg Drop will be asked to pre-register their children.  Upon pre-registering the family will provide their name, e-mail address, phone number and church affiliation (if any).  Everyone who registers will receive a follow up e-mail the next week, in time for Easter, containing information about the churches participating and church service information.  Those who register who indicate they would like further information about church or the gospel will receive a personal phone call from one of the participating churches.  A tangible goal of The Egg Drop is for as many families as possible to attend an Easter Service to hear the gospel message and to put their hope in Christ as their Savior.

Calendar of events:

Mid March – Planning Meeting (TBA)

  • April 8th– Candy Bag Stuffing Party
  • April 10th– Pre-Follow-up Meeting
  • April 12th – EGG DROP
  • April 14th – Follow Up Meeting

Nathan Young: 502-428-5132; nathanyoung@mercyhillbaptist.org
Jeremy Willis: 502-821-3748; jwillis@journeyshepherdsville.com