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Thousands attend Chop Drop


ROCHESTER, Minn. (KTTC) -- Thousands attended the annual Chop Drop at Mayo High School on Saturday.  The annual hunt was postponed in March because of snow and cold temperatures. 

A helicopter dropped thousands of Easter eggs over a field at Mayo High School and hundreds of children of all ages raced to pick them up.  Donations were collected for "Operation Hometown Gratitude" which sends care packages to deployed troops.

"It just felt really great to bring the city together for a great reason," said Frank Chiapperino, Senior Pastor at Hope Summit Christian Church.  "One thing that I really love about the event is that we can teach our kids that, while they're having fun, it pulls them together to teach them to serve others and care about others."

The Chop Drop continues to be one of the largest Easter egg hunts in Rochester.  This year's efforts will help send thousands of care packages to Afghanistan, Iraq and Yemen.

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