egg drop, west morristown ,Saturday

egg drop, west morristown ,Saturday

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ehamblen

AOL

#1 Apr 10, 2009
Does anybody have any information on this. its saturday at a farm on the west end of morristown near andrew johnson bank. Thanks to anyone who can give some info!
just me

AOL

#2 Apr 10, 2009
I think this website tells you about the egg drop tomorrow. It is on a farm near Jefferson Federal on the west end of town. Festivities from 11:00 -2:00 with egg drop at 11:30. Think they are going to have like 10,000 eggs. Sounds like fun.

http://www.arrowheadchurch.com/events/
sam

Morristown, TN

#3 Apr 11, 2009
it was terrible! Any one that was there knows how horribly wring it went. Kids were trampled, by bigger kids and adults alike. there was mud up to your knees. They were incredibly unorganized. There were no EMT's on stand by, all in all it was absolutely awful. First they said it as starting at 11, and the drop was 11:30. At 11:30 every one was waiting, a guy announces it will be in 15 min. Then he says small kids go first, and that they are supposed to be in the middle. Then last minuet he says small kids to the far right. So every one changed positions. Workers said the eggs would be in a clearing where were were all standing around. NOPE. Helicopter flew over, waved, and then dropped all the eggs a quarter to half MILE away in the middle of the mucky un mowed part of the giant field. Thus prompting ALL the people (kids of every age, and the adults) to start running towards where they were dropped. Small kids were trampled, getting stuck in the waist deep mud, only to be plowed down, and stepped on by other people. Some kids were swept away in the crown and separated from there parents. NOT COOL. the whole whole thing was an absolute catastrophe from the word go. As soon as the mob let loose i grabbed my son (3 years old) and lifted him above my head and got the hell outta there as fast as i could in the knee deep mud. he was so heart broken thinking the Easter bunny in the helicopter forgot about him. I had to be the one to tell him that i was sooooo sorry but there's no way i could let him, or try to take him out there. I understand that it was free, and people donated there time and tried to do something nice but come on. this was incredibly dangerous, un organized, and well.. terrible. absolutely terrible. upon seeing my sobbing son a REALLY nice family with incredibly selfless children plopped some eggs into my sons basket. If you happen to read this, i say thank you. You guys were the one ray of sunshine in the day of gloom.:-) I suggest if they plan on doing it again next year set a rain date, get the word out to get more volunteers, if you change plans last minuet let the guy in the helicopter know about it too.
peace.
nobody

Morristown, TN

#4 Apr 11, 2009
So it didn't go as well as you had expected, this could still be the memory that lingers with a lot of children for the rest of their lives. A plane dropping easter eggs from the sky, how cool! The good memory could even be that you cared enought to take the time to see that your child was a involved in the celebration. If all he hears is the mysery you sufferd, then you have spoiled his good memory and the joy of just being there.......
Just a Local

Morristown, TN

#5 Apr 11, 2009
I was at the event today. I'm sorry you didnt have a good time. From what i could tell from people's reactions, they had a pretty good time time despite the mud and mess. I did see a target painted on the ground when the helicopter came by but for some reason he didnt drop them there and still not sure why he dropped them the way he did. I also dont think that anyone thought there would be 3,000 people show up after it rained like it did Thursday night. As far as getting eggs, I know a 7 year old girl that ran all morning and didnt get a single egg...but she still told me that she has a blast running around and playing in the mud. So even if one person was happy seems like a good day to me.
raine

Morristown, TN

#6 Apr 11, 2009
The wind was wicked! Maybe that explains why the "drop" wasn't on target.
What church did this?
Tiredmomwithruin edclothes

Morristown, TN

#7 Apr 11, 2009
Yeah, we were there. it was HORRIBLE. There were no rosy memories for anyone except maybe the older kids who racked up b/c the eggs were dropped right near them. Some older kids came out with 20-30 eggs. My son got none. NONE. He is 3.5 and I was dragging him through mud that sucked our shoes off and he was crying and wailing. I can't tell you how HORRIBLE it was. I nearly cried myself at one point after we'd chased that stupid helicopter halfway across this massive field in the mud.

My shoes are ruined. My BRAND NEW capri pants I bought yesterday were RUINED.

My husband and I really hope that it was an error on the helicopter's part, and wonder why the church didnt have communication by radio with the copter from the ground. We came home, totally exhausted and empty handed and filthy.

Oh wait, not totally empty handed. My daughter found 2 eggs after she got separated from her daddy and it took us 10 heart stopping minutes to find her. She was crying and shaking saying "Daddy , I couldn't get any! I wasn't fast enough!!"

Not cool. Way to go Arrow Hill church. I hope you don't contact all those folks. You should have heard the way they were discussing you out in the field.

I saw so many parents halfway out in that field, who just gave up with their little kids and said "forget this, we're not going to get any eggs. How are we supposed to get Sh!t when they won't drop any eggs near us?" and walk away disgusted and filthy.
Tiredmomwithruin edclothes

Morristown, TN

#8 Apr 11, 2009
sorry, arrowhead church. not arrow hill.
Tiredmomwithruin edclothes

Morristown, TN

#9 Apr 11, 2009
Was it confirmed as 3000 people? We estimated a good 1000 but there was no way to tell.
West Grad

Morristown, TN

#10 Apr 11, 2009
Tiredmomwithruinedclothes wrote:
Yeah, we were there. it was HORRIBLE. There were no rosy memories for anyone except maybe the older kids who racked up b/c the eggs were dropped right near them. Some older kids came out with 20-30 eggs. My son got none. NONE. He is 3.5 and I was dragging him through mud that sucked our shoes off and he was crying and wailing. I can't tell you how HORRIBLE it was. I nearly cried myself at one point after we'd chased that stupid helicopter halfway across this massive field in the mud.
My shoes are ruined. My BRAND NEW capri pants I bought yesterday were RUINED.
My husband and I really hope that it was an error on the helicopter's part, and wonder why the church didnt have communication by radio with the copter from the ground. We came home, totally exhausted and empty handed and filthy.
Oh wait, not totally empty handed. My daughter found 2 eggs after she got separated from her daddy and it took us 10 heart stopping minutes to find her. She was crying and shaking saying "Daddy , I couldn't get any! I wasn't fast enough!!"
Not cool. Way to go Arrow Hill church. I hope you don't contact all those folks. You should have heard the way they were discussing you out in the field.
I saw so many parents halfway out in that field, who just gave up with their little kids and said "forget this, we're not going to get any eggs. How are we supposed to get Sh!t when they won't drop any eggs near us?" and walk away disgusted and filthy.
Are you saying that Arrowhead (is that the church?) made the weather bad so you would ruin your pants?
Also, you're judging a church based on the actions of a bunch of kids?
MUD DROP

Morristown, TN

#11 Apr 11, 2009
i took my 2 kids as well, and came home empty handed..seemed like they dropped all the eggs on the "older " kids side, and there was no way i was going to take my small child to one side and let my older child go to the other side my his self in that mess. i have never seen nothing like it.
lulu

Knoxville, TN

#12 Apr 11, 2009
I took my grandkids to this crazy thing.Heartbreaking when your 4 year old cries cause he can't move and because of them not dropping the eggs where they had the little ones to line up.I don't care how many was there or how many was expected, they broke a lot of little hearts today.I talked with one guy and he said they only expected 500. Where was he from? lol. But what really got me was when the announcer was asking all the kids to clear the fields and him saying all the eggs were accounted for. Please. They didn't even count the eggs that were found. Why would he lie like that?They sure won't be breaking my grandkids hearts again
Mom OF 3

Morristown, TN

#13 Apr 11, 2009
YEAH GREAT IDEA...hey i know of this huge sandbox next to cat farm where we can hide eggs next year.

I was miserable
boo-hoo

Morristown, TN

#14 Apr 11, 2009
It seems the crying was from the adults, the ones who wore new shoes, capri pants and drug a three year old out in the bad weather. Grow-up and use some common sense.

Since: Mar 09

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#15 Apr 11, 2009
When I read about this event in the paper I was afraid it wouldn't go well. It made me think of the old episode of WKRP in Cincinatti where they dropped turkeys out of a helicopter for Thanksgiving. I didn't go and I also didn't go to the Easter Egg Hunt at Fred Miller Part this year either. It's another event that has turned into a free-for-all. They try to organize it and supervise it well but there are just too many people to make it work well.
NonChurchGoerHad Fun

Morristown, TN

#16 Apr 11, 2009
Morristown's best and brightest right here.
All you guys can do is complain.
I'm gonna take a wild guess and say you AREN'T Christians by the way you're talking about others and how they TRIED to do something nice for this community. The announcer said that after the eggs dropped they would WAIT until they said GO. NO ONE did that. As soon as they dropped, people ran.

“I like your Christ, I do not like your Christians. Your Christians are so unlike your Christ.”
all of you bashers need to quit and leave arrowhead alone. it seems to me they were just trying to provide something fun in this town!
Tiredmomwithruin edclothes

Morristown, TN

#17 Apr 11, 2009
I can always admit when I'm wrong. I shouldn't blame Arrowhead like I did. It was just mass chaos and I'm soaking the umpteenth load of clothes (jeans, socks) right now. It really was miserable, and not a great outcome, I do stand by that. But I shouldn't have said Way to Go , Arrowhead.

See, how's that for big girl panties?

Oh, and the weather wasn't bad. And there were about 100 other 3 yr olds there, and much younger kids as well. I wasn't exactly going to be leaving one kid at home and take the other?

And I don't remember any wind. Just sayin'
mother of three

Morristown, TN

#18 Apr 11, 2009
I think people were TOLERATING of the circumstances, UNDERSTANDING that the church can't control the weather, but LOST THEIR PATIENCE when they had waited as long as they did, had red shirted volunteers each telling them a different direction to go in or different instructions, and then had all of their small children SCARED, CRYING, AND GENUINELY upset when they walked away without any eggs. When you have children, who did their best to wait for the climatic "drop", did as they were told, and undeniably had fun in the mud (most kids' heaven) but then are unable to get one egg out of the supposed ????10,000?????, that's when it was hard to stay upbeat and positive about the situation. It turned into a dangerous situation when there were small children being swept away fron their parents by the literal "mob", others falling down in the mud, getting stepped on and pushed around. Even children don't like mud in their faces. I appreciate the fact that this church was selfishly trying to outreach to the community, but not one volunteer that we talked to had the same information, and as a teacher of elem. children for 8 years, I was thankful that no one got severe injuries (that I know of). I hope that people will not judge the church that hosted this even and just learn from this life experience and next time that they see thousands of people about to go into a bog of mud, RUN back home!!!
Tiredmomwithruin edclothes

Morristown, TN

#19 Apr 11, 2009
Well said. It was like a mosh pit of easter eggs and people.
mother of three wrote:
I think people were TOLERATING of the circumstances, UNDERSTANDING that the church can't control the weather, but LOST THEIR PATIENCE when they had waited as long as they did, had red shirted volunteers each telling them a different direction to go in or different instructions, and then had all of their small children SCARED, CRYING, AND GENUINELY upset when they walked away without any eggs. When you have children, who did their best to wait for the climatic "drop", did as they were told, and undeniably had fun in the mud (most kids' heaven) but then are unable to get one egg out of the supposed ????10,000?????, that's when it was hard to stay upbeat and positive about the situation. It turned into a dangerous situation when there were small children being swept away fron their parents by the literal "mob", others falling down in the mud, getting stepped on and pushed around. Even children don't like mud in their faces. I appreciate the fact that this church was selfishly trying to outreach to the community, but not one volunteer that we talked to had the same information, and as a teacher of elem. children for 8 years, I was thankful that no one got severe injuries (that I know of). I hope that people will not judge the church that hosted this even and just learn from this life experience and next time that they see thousands of people about to go into a bog of mud, RUN back home!!!
Easter Bunny

Morristown, TN

#20 Apr 11, 2009
The next time someone in Morristown says, "There's never anything to do here!", I'm going to refer them to this thread. A group of well-intentioned people spent a lot of money and time arranging this event and I'm hearing so many complaints. It really lets me know why more events like this don't take place here. Sad, really.

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