Using a helicopter and volunteers, 10,000 plastic Easter eggs will be dropped onto a field Saturday on the campus of Household of Faith Church in Gonzales.

This is the second year for the Household of Faith Egg Drop. Last year’s event drew approximately 1,400 people.

The Egg Drop, sponsored by the church, is for children ages 2-12 and will be done in four drops for four age groups. The event begins with registration at 10 a.m. and goes through noon.

“It can be difficult to get excited about your typical Easter egg hunt, but it’s very easy to get excited about a helicopter dropping 10,000 eggs,” said the Rev. Scott Bledsoe, Household of Faith’s lead pastor. “We really want to host an event that will bring fun and enjoyment to the families of our community. Last year’s Egg Drop was such a blessing to so many families, that we definitely wanted to do it again. I think a lot of great family memories will be made at the Egg Drop.”

Immediately after the helicopter drops the eggs onto the field, children will participate in collecting the eggs. Following the egg hunt, children will be allowed to turn in their collected eggs for candy.

Inflatable games, refreshments and a visit from the Easter Bunny are also on tap for the free event.

Household of Faith will host Easter services at 5:30 p.m. April 4 and 8:30 a.m., 10 a.m. and 11:30 a.m. April 5 at the church, 10469 S. Airline Highway.

Call (225) 644-3111.

St. Amant FFA plant sale

Pick up a flat of tomatoes, begonias or a few cucumber plants Saturday at the St. Amant High School FFA plant sale.

The club’s sale is set from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. near the school’s greenhouse. Enter at the second parking lot on La. 431.

Vegetable and flowering plants will be available.

A flat of 36 bedding plants sells for $12 and a vegetable flat is $24.

Visit for information.

Senior citizen Sock Hop

Senior citizens are invited to Friday’s Ascension Senior Citizen Sock Hop at the Ascension Gym at Lamar-Dixon Expo Center, 9039 S. St. Landry Road, in Gonzales.

Lunch will be served at noon followed by live music from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m., said parish recreation officials.

Bovine inspiration

Members of River Community Church’s Creativity Group created nine portraits of cows, which reflect each member’s approach to the subject. The exhibit will be on display through April 8 at DeAngelo’s Restaurant, 7550 Bluebonnet Blvd., in Baton Rouge.

The group meets twice a month on Wednesdays at the Prairieville church to work on a variety of projects including drawing, painting, knitting, other needlework, beading and scrapbooking. Group members are mentored by the other artists in the group and are encouraged to use their God-given gift of creativity.

Community members are invited to join the group; contact Jeanie Liehe at or call the church at (225)744-4367 for information. The church is located at 36367 Old Perkins Road, Prairieville.

Contact Darlene Denstorff by phone, (225) 336-6952, (225) 603-1996; fax, (225) 388-0371; email, or Deadline: noon Monday.