Eggs will fall from the sky

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Helicopters will drop eggs and gospel music will be sung this weekend.

Here are a few Easter events happening around the area.

  • Photos with the Easter Bunny, Richmond Square Mall, 3801 National Road E., Richmond. Hours are 4-8 p.m. Thursday, 11 a.m.-3:15 p.m. and 4-8 p.m. Friday and 10 a.m.-9 p.m. Saturday.
  • Egg hunt, 10 a.m. Saturday, Hueston Woods State Park, 5201 Lodge Road, College Corner, Ohio. Free and open to the public. Door prizes awarded after the hunt. Bring a basket or bag.
  • Easter Egg Hunt, 10 a.m. Saturday, Christ United Church, 3430 Backmeyer Road, Richmond. For toddlers to fifth-graders. Bring a basket.
  • Ultimate Helicopter Egg Drop, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday, Preble County YMCA, Eaton, Ohio. Park on Preble Drive. Free to all. Healthy Kids Safe Communities Day activities are planned, including demonstrations, inflatables and door prizes. Stop in the gym for health and safety information, including a ChildPrint ID kit, screenings and the Fit Kids Challenge offers a chance to win prizes. Visit with the Easter Bunny and finish the day with the egg drop. Children ages 0-10 will be divided in age groups for the hunt. It is limited to the first 2,000 children. Participants include Preble County General Health District, Preble County Medical Center, Kettering Health Network, Preble County Sheriff, Eaton Police Department and Eaton Fire/EMS. Word of Faith Church's youth group will have food for sale.
  • The Missing Peep Family Show and Egg Hunt, 10 a.m. and 4 p.m. Saturday, Family Center, 106 E. Main St., Centerville, Ind. Egg hunt at Maplewood Park afterward for kids age 2 to grade 6 who attend the show.
  • Easter Bunny Express, 10 a.m., noon, 2:30 p.m. and 4:15 p.m. Saturday, Whitewater Valley Railroad, Connersville, Ind. $10. Advance purchase recommended. Tickets: or (765) 825-2054
  • Annual Spring Outdoor Extravaganza & Egg Hunt, noon-4 p.m. Saturday, Holy Temple Original Church of God Sanctified, 811 N. 14th St., Richmond. No registration needed. (765) 966-4221.
  • Easter Buffet, noon-5 p.m. Sunday, Hueston Woods Lodge & Conference Center. Soup and salad bar, carving station, hot selections and desserts. Adults, $24.95; child 7-11, $12.95; child 3-6, $9.95. Reservations recommended: (513) 664-3527.
  • Gospel Fest 2015, 7-9:30 p.m. Sunday, Goddard Auditorium, Carpenter Hall, Earham College, 801 National Road W., Richmond. Join Earlham's largest and most multicultural group at their end-of-the-semester concert. High-energy soulful gospel tunes will be performed on Easter Sunday.


  • Presidential Egg Roll: 8:30-10:30 a.m. Saturday Benjamin Harrison Presidential Site, 1230 N. Delaware St., $17.95 adult, $15.96 child, Have breakfast, meet the Easter Bunny then roll eggs across the lawn during the first annual Presidential Egg Roll. There will be crafts, games and an egg hunt.
  • Indianapolis Motor Speedway Easter Egg Hunt: 8:30 a.m.-noon Saturday, Indianapolis Motor Speedway, 4790 W. 16th St. (enter through Gate 2), $25, Kid's Club membership required, Breakfast with the Easter Bunny, followed by an egg hunt on the IMS Infield. Last year, drivers Ed Carpenter and Pippa Mann greeted fans along with 500 princesses and other celebrities.
  • Helicopter Egg Drops: 10 a.m. and 1 p.m. Saturday, Westside Church of the Nazarene, 8610 W. 10th St., Indianapolis, free, (317) 271-7607, Westside Church's helicoptor will drop 50,000 eggs during this huge block party which begins at 9:30 a.m. The helicopter drops eggs at 10 a.m. and 1 p.m. It costs $1 for an all-day pass to play in the inflatables.
  • Benton House Easter Egg Hunt in Irvington: 10 a.m. Saturday 312 S. Downey Ave., Indianapolis, free, (317) 357-0318, Take pictures with the Easter Bunny, color eggs and join the hunt on the lawn of the historic Benton House.
  • Easter on the Prairie: 2 p.m. Saturday Conner Prairie, 13400 Allisonville Road, Fishers, free with $9 admission (park is open 9 a.m.-5 p.m.), Make a basket, decorate a bonnet and dye Easter eggs like it's 1836 at Conner Prairie's annual Easter celebration. Egg hunts start at 2 p.m. Best bet: See what happens when you fire a marshmallow Peep through a potato cannon.

The Indianapolis Star contributed to this report

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