Drones help drop Easter eggs in Elgin Police Department’s inaugural hunt

There was music, sunshine, happy children and colorful Easter eggs scattered around Saturday morning at Festival Park, kicking off the inaugural Easter Egg Hunt hosted by the Elgin Police Department.

Dozens of Elgin police officers spread hundreds of plastic eggs throughout the park and a drone dropped an additional 90 as music blared and families waited patiently to hunt.

For some, like the French family of Elgin, it was the first time their children Jack, 2, and Charlotte, 4, experienced an Easter egg hunt.

“This is really cool,” said Holly French, who saw the event advertised on the Police Department’s Facebook page. “It’s a good outreach for the community.”