08EasterEggEach spring, children around the country anticipate a visit from the Easter bunny. The Airborne & Special Operations Museum Foundation takes things a step further, offering an entire morning with the Easter bunny to include activities and more. Breakfast with the Easter Bunny and Easter Egg Scramble is set for Saturday, March 31, at 7:30 a.m. in the lobby of the ASOM.

“This is a fundraiser to raise money for the museum, and it is a great way to get the kids involved in this family event,” said Jim Ryder, director of public relations and marketing. “We also have the Easter Egg Scramble, which typically draws up to 2,000 people.” Ryder added that for the egg scramble they put out thousands of eggs. Inside each egg is a toy or a piece of candy. The kids run out and pick up as many eggs as they can.

Breakfast will consist of sausage, pancakes and drinks. “The money we raise is used for the upkeep and maintenance of the museum as well as modifying any new exhibits we might have,” said Ryder.

The Easter Egg Scramble is broken down into age groups to keep things fair for younger participants. Children 2 and under hunt at 9:30 a.m. and 10:20 a.m.; 3-year-olds at 9:40 a.m. and 10:30 a.m.; 4- and 5-year-olds at 9:50 a.m. and 10:40 a.m., 6- and 7-year-olds at 10 a.m. and 10:50 a.m.; and 8- to 10-year-olds at 10:10 a.m. and 11 a.m.

“We look forward to this event and invite everyone to come out and enjoy breakfast and the egg scramble,” said Ryder.

ASOM opened in downtown Fayetteville in 2000. It tells the story of the airborne and special operations soldiers from 1940 to the present. It houses a permanent display that is designed as a self-guided tour on the main floor and hosts exhibits throughout the year in its temporary gallery.

Ticket cost for breakfast with the Easter Bunny is $10 for adults, $5 for children 3-5 and free with a paying adult for children 2 and under. The Easter Egg Scramble is free. The Easter Bunny will also be available for pictures.

For more information, call 910-643-2778. Registration is required. Visit http://shop.asomf.org to register online.

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