Unique Egg Launch Attracts Hundreds

By Jonathan Cooper | jcooper@kq2.com

Published 04/19 2014 08:48PM

Updated 04/19 2014 11:49PM

(ST. JOSEPH, Mo.) It's a unique twist on an Easter tradition - hundreds of area kids trying to catch Easter eggs.

An egg launch in south St. Joseph attracted more than 750 kids to collect eggs thrown from a catapult.

Missouri Valley Baptist Church hosted the launch.

Six-thousand eggs were flung into the St. Joseph sky so everybody would have the opportunity to collect them.

Beautiful weather brought out more kids than ever for the event.

"It's a lovely day, we couldn't have asked for a better day," said Randy Rogers with Missouri Valley Baptist Church. "This is our fourth year. The first three years it rained every morning, this is the first year it hasn't rained and maybe that attributes to the great turnout."

A special golden egg with a Wal-Mart gift certificate was included in the launch.

Rogers said they are planning on an even better turnout next year.

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