HAMPTONVILLE — It was a beautiful Saturday, perfect for celebrating the Easter holiday at Alpha and Omega Corn Maze, with a unique event that delighted children and adults alike. This was the third annual Easter Egg Drop at the agri-tourism complex.
“I just think it went real well,” said co-owner Van Hemric. He estimated around 2,000 attendees this year.
Three times were scheduled throughout the day for a helicopter to drop plastic eggs, with areas designated for different age groups to race through the field to collect the eggs. The children also had ample activities to keep them busy while awaiting the egg drop. The complex has a place to build sandcastles as well as a different take on a sandbox, a corn box, with dried corn kernels in lieu of sand. Mule-drawn wagon rides and pony rides were also big hits with children.
A new feature at this year’s event was a chance for participants to take a spin around the property in the helicopter. For $20 per person guests could get a bird’s eye view.
Co-owner Jason Walker said the helicopter rides were very popular and that would likely become a part of the event each year.
In addition to the many fun activities planned, the Christian faith-based property also took time to remind visitors of the meaning of the Easter holiday. A local pastor shared scripture and the story of Easter.
“We just hope to do it every year and continue making it a tradition for people to come out and hear about the real meaning of Easter and to have fun while they’re here,” Walker said.
The corn maze will open the second weekend of September for the fall season for more fun for area residents and visitors.
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