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Chop Drop FAQ’s

Frequently Asked Questions

  1. What is the Chop Drop?
    The Chop Drop is the largest Easter Egg Hunt in the Rochester area. Plastic eggs will be dropped from a helicopter onto fields where children can collect them and exchange the eggs for candy. The Chop Drop will be held at Mayo High School on Saturday, March 30th.
  2. What is the purpose of the Chop Drop?
    The purpose of the Chop Drop is to serve our troops while having some fun!  This will also provide a free community event to the city that will connect our citizens, businesses and families together in a fun-filled environment.
  3. How do I register?
    You can register online until noon on Thursday March 28th. If you have pre-registered before March 22nd, you will receive a confirmation postcard in the mail.  If you have pre-registered after March 22nd, you may still visit Express Registration on the day of the event.   If you have not pre-registered, you are still welcome to come and register on site!  Our on-site registration booth opens at 9am.
  4. What should I bring to the Chop Drop?
    You may want to consider bringing the following items: a basket/bucket for collecting eggs  and your care package donations for the troops.
  5. What items should I bring to donate for the care packages for our troops?
    -Power/energy bars
    -Fruit and nut mixes
    -Drink mixes, not liquids
    -Batteries, AAA, AA, C, D, and 9V
    -Disposable Shavers, shaving gel, non-pressurized
    -Tuna Packs
    -Large Body Wipes
    -Girl Scout Cookies
    -Body Lotion
    -Foot Powder
    -Tooth Brushes/toothpaste
    -Shelf Stable Instant Meals like Hormel “Compleats” or Target “Go Picinic” Boxes
    -Feminine Hygiene Products
    -Sports Equipment
    -Plain white socks
    -Lip Balm
  6. What should I expect?
    We expect large crowds. This is a free event and is open to the public. Please keep your child with you at all times and consider discussing a plan if the child happens to get separated from you. Also, expect to have a good time! We will have music, games and crafts for kids, bounce houses and great giveaways.
  7. What time will the helicopter drop the eggs?
    The actual Chop Drop will begin at approximately 10am and following the initial drop egg hunts will begin as indicated on your pre-registration postcard or on your info sheet provided at the event.
  8. What should I do if I have more questions?
    Please feel free to e-mail with any questions.

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Thank you for visiting and we hope to see you on Saturday, March 30th for the Chop Drop!

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Chop Drop

One Cause. 60,000 Eggs.

We had a great time at the Chop Drop last year and we hope to do it again in 2015.

Thousands showed their support for our troops as thousands of plastic eggs fell from a helicopter in the sky! If you missed it last year you can view the highlight video below…

The purpose of the event is to support our soldiers deployed around the world, so we partnered with Hometown Gratitude to encourage others to donate items to help. This great organization has been serving our military since 2005 and has sent thousands of care packages overseas.

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Vendor Registration

The Chop Drop 2013 will be on March 30th at Mayo High School and the primary purpose is to honor and support our troops deployed around the world.  We do this by encouraging donations to Hometown Gratitude which has shipped thousands of packages to soldiers in the field.

This year vendors will be permitted to sell products on site at the Chop Drop once your application has been approved and you have submitted your registration fee of $250.00. Registration must be submitted by Monday, March 25th. Each vendor will receive:

1. A dedicated space on the perimeter of the egg hunt

2. A canopy (set up and tear down provided)

3. A 6 foot table (set up and tear down provided)

4. A 6ft tabletop sign with your business name (you may keep after the event)

You will need to fill out the form below to indicate interest and also click here to download our vendor agreement. Please send your signed agreement to


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