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The second annual Easter Egg Drop held at the Cairo Municipal Airport Saturday afternoon was a tremendous success, according to Cairo Mayor Booker Gainor.
The mayor says that 400-plus registered, but he predicts there were close to 500 people participating in Saturday’s event.
Approximately 5,000 eggs were dropped and free food and drinks as well as other activities were provided thanks to the sponsors of the event.
“I would like to thank Dollar Tree, Toya Fulghum, Graco Fertilizer, United National Bank, Southern Promotions, MLB, Big Bend Supply Co Inc., Performance Food Group, Flowers Bakery, Miss Myrt’s Cake and Candy, Cairo City Grill, Wal-Mart, Ken Young Company, Grady County NAACP, Grady County Sheriff’s Office, Cairo Fire Department, Grady County EMS, Cairo Youth Council, Queen of Arts Studio, Cairo High School Art Club, Auntie Ann’s Child Care, Tender Heart Pre-School, Five Star Credit Union, Smooth Sound Multimedia, Stone’s, CMI, Stuckey Construction, Jump Around Bounce Houses, Taylor Waste, Maryland’s, Pro-Tech Cycles, Farmer’s Furniture, Horne Candy & Paper Co. for sponsoring this event. Also, thank you to all of the parents who brought their children out to partake in this family fun filled day,” Mayor Gainor said.
The mayor also paid tribute to the members of the Quality of Life committee for making it a successful event.
“To our volunteers: Adrienne Cruel, Cairo Youth Council, Deputy Butch Adams, Lindsey Johnson, Tiffany Butler, and our Quality of Life Committee members, a job well done assisting our participants and making sure everyone had a fun and safe time,” the mayor said.
Organizers divided the egg hunt by age group, which they say resulted in a better organized, less chaotic event.
The day was blessed with good weather, but the wind was kicking up which made it more difficult for the eggs to be dropped from the airplane. “The pilot really had to get down low and drop them,” the mayor said.
Mayor Gainor said plans are already being made for next year’s Egg Drop and he has a goal of dropping 10,000 eggs then.
“We look forward to your sponsorship and participation next year,” the mayor said.