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The pandemic hasn’t been licked yet, but local folks were eager to enjoy a popular outdoor activity Sunday afternoon at the Cairo Municipal Airport.
The Cairo-Grady County Chamber of Commerce hosted the popular Easter Egg Drop for local youth, and officials say the event was a success.
Some are estimating that nearly 700 people were present for the fun-filled activity, which featured a plane flying close to the ground and dropping a multitude of colored eggs filled with treats for the eager “hunters.” Approximately 10,000 eggs were dropped from the plane, according to event chairwoman Linda Drew Johnson.
Chamber chair Barbara Darus thanked everyone who took part in the Easter Egg Drop. “All of the hard work of our volunteers paid off. Thanks to everyone for the donations, participation and prayers. God held off the rain. My heart is overflowing with gratitude,” Darus said.
Event chair Johnson called on the chamber ambassadors as well as students from Cairo High School’s Key Club and National Honor Society to assist with the event.
Cairo Municipal Airport fixed based operator Steven Bible was also recognized for his assistance and willingness to host the event at the airport. Johnson thanked the Cairo Mayor and Council for granting permission for the event to be held at the city airport once again.
In addition to the egg drop and hunt, participants had the opportunity to enjoy playing in bouncy houses and eating snacks donated by Tim Gurley, Nola Daughtry, Annette Higdon, LaFaye Copeland, and Steven Bibles.
Sponsors of Sunday’s event included: Nivel, Hobson Chevrolet, The Ranchy Peach, Southern Promotions and Apparel, Royces Towing and Recovery, Fresh Start Global Outreach Ministries, United National Bank, Dixieland Diesel, Tim’s Snacks on Wheels, Mr. Chick, Casa Grande, CNS Next, Dental Associates of Southwest Georgia, Bond’s of Whigham, New Hire Solutions, Charles Renaud/Polarmatic Ice, Capital City Bank, Taylor Waste, and Maria Vasquez.
The Cairo High School Syrupmaids and coaching staff were special guests at the Sunday afternoon affair. United National Bank contributed 250 mini-basketballs that team members autographed and presented to participants.
“It was a wonderful afternoon and everyone seemed to have a good time. We were pleased to be able to host this event and looking forward to next year,” event chair Johnson said.