DURANT, Okla. (KTEN) — Durant skies got a whole lot sweeter on Good Friday afternoon as Boys & Girls Clubs across southern Oklahoma came together to watch the Easter Bunny throw candy from a helicopter.

From Ardmore all the way to Wilson, Friday was the first day that all clubs were able to get together without the need for school times getting in the way.

"I'm really excited to see all of the smiles on all of these little kids' faces when they see an airplane hovering over them and just dropping candy," said Avery Cochran, a member of the Boys & Girls Clubs of Red River Valley in Durant.

Boys & Girls Clubs of Oklahoma seeks to give young people a place to call home and an understanding of what it takes to develop and thrive.

In Bryan County, there are more than 200 kids in the program.

"It's also a place for kids that maybe need a little bit of help for different aspects," said Red River Valley unit director Tami Ghadianloo. "We don't know what their home life is like, so we're a safe space.

On Friday the kids kids showed up to hunt for eggs, but they were surprised to see the Easter Bunny flying in.

Dr. Kinion Whittington offered the use of his helicopter for the event.

"I want to make sure that these kids come and they are able to have fun," said Tami. "I try to find things that will be fun, and maybe a little bit different for them. So, helicopter, candy drop.  Everybody can have an egg hunt, but candy from a helicopter is totally different from an egg hunt."