FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
Q: WHEN AND WHERE IS THIS YEAR'S EVENT?
A: The Westfield Easter Egg Drop is a FREE Easter Egg Hunt open to our community for pre-registered children up to age 10. This event is put on and hosted by the Churches of Westfield in along with our sponsoring partners.
WHERE: GRAND PARK, Westfield (Directions to park)
WHEN: Saturday, March 24, 2018
Q: How do I register? Where do I get a registration code?
We created the Westfield Easter Egg Drop as a local event to serve our community. Look for the pre-registration code in the March 13 edition of the Current in Westfield Newspaper. Registration will close as soon as we reach max capacity. There will be no on-site registration. This year's event will be limited to the first 2,000 children to register.
Q: Registration is full? Does that mean my kids can't participate?
We feel your pain! Because this is a free event put on by area churches and staffed by volunteers, we can only accommodate a limited number of children (this year we've expanded to 2,000!). Every year the event fills up faster and faster (last year we maxed out just 8 hours after registration opened!) and there's no good way of giving everyone a chance to get in without people getting left out. Once it's full, it's full.
Q: Will there really be a helicopter dropping eggs? Is that safe?
Yes! A full size helicopter, compliant with all laws and permits, will drop thousands of plastic eggs onto the fields before the egg hunt! But don't worry, everyone will be standing in a safe area away from where the eggs are being dropped. After the eggs are dropped, the kids (in age-appropriate zones) will be allowed to gather them up and redeem them for candy at our Candy Redemption Stations.
Q: Do my children need to pre-register?
Yes, every child must be registered before the event begins. There will be no on-site registration the day of the event.
Q: Do we need to bring our own basket to collect eggs?
You are absolutely welcome to bring your own basket. We will also have plastic bags on hand provided by one of our sponsors for children without baskets.
Q: What if it's raining or (God forbid) snowing?
In the event of inclement weather, please check the web site for details about rescheduling and/or location change. If you are already registered, we will email you with any date or venue changes. The event will go on as scheduled if there is light rain. In the event of thunderstorms, snow, or other inclement weather, pre-registered guests will be contacted via email regarding cancellation. There is no scheduled rain-date for the event.
Q: How many eggs are there?
A: Honestly, we've never had the patience to count them all. But, we can safely say there are over 25,000!
Q: I'm pre-registered, Now what?
A: Fantastic! You should be hearing from us soon via email. If you don't see an email from us, please check your spam/junk folder.
Q: My Child has Limited mobility. Is there an area that will allow Him/her some additional time to collect eggs with some assistance?
A: Yes! Starting in 2018, we are adding a new area where children who cannot independently participate in their age group's egg hunt due to limited mobility, sensory issues, or other required special accommodation can collect their Easter eggs. The "Helping Hands Area" will be available for both the Morning and Afternoon Egg Drops and we will have trained volunteers available to assist, where needed. Your child may enjoy any of the fun, free activities offered at the event but a designated area will be made available for them to collect eggs. If you have any questions about this area or would like to coordinate any necessary accommodations, please contact Sarah Gray at firstname.lastname@example.org.