Organizers release thousands of Easter eggs from a helicopter during a brief visit to Auburn Memorial Field on Saturday, part of The Hop festival. Children and their families wait to collect them. RACHEL CIAMPI, Auburn Reporter

Organizers release thousands of Easter eggs from a helicopter during a brief visit to Auburn Memorial Field on Saturday, part of The Hop festival. Children and their families wait to collect them. RACHEL CIAMPI, Auburn Reporter

The Hop: helicopter delivers Easter eggs for a hunt at Troy Field

  • Saturday, April 20, 2019 3:06pm
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Auburn celebrated Easter weekend with a big drop at The Hop.

A helicopter swooped in at Auburn Memorial Field on Saturday, dumping thousands of Easter eggs onto the synthetic turf field – just in time for children to scramble and collect them in baskets and buckets.

The three-hour festival included games, inflatables, live music, food and other activities.

Awesome Inc., coaches Vera Vinogradova and John Responte watch John Mark Responte, 8, and Issac Behrmann, 8, run the low hurdles. RACHEL CIAMPI, Auburn Reporter

Awesome Inc., coaches Vera Vinogradova and John Responte watch John Mark Responte, 8, and Issac Behrmann, 8, run the low hurdles. RACHEL CIAMPI, Auburn Reporter

Awesome Inc., coach Vera Vinogradova watches Karolina Dundukova, 8, and Elijah Schwenk, 7, do the ropes. RACHEL CIAMPI, Auburn Reporter

Awesome Inc., coach Vera Vinogradova watches Karolina Dundukova, 8, and Elijah Schwenk, 7, do the ropes. RACHEL CIAMPI, Auburn Reporter

Kaylianna Green, 6, has fun with bubbles. RACHEL CIAMPI, Auburn Reporter

Kaylianna Green, 6, has fun with bubbles. RACHEL CIAMPI, Auburn Reporter

Dice Gamble, Keasha Beard and B. Angelique perform for the crowd. RACHEL CIAMPI, Auburn Reporter

Dice Gamble, Keasha Beard and B. Angelique perform for the crowd. RACHEL CIAMPI, Auburn Reporter

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