CUMRU TWP., Pa. - Public safety concerns have prompted the decision to relocate a planned egg giveaway in Cumru Township on Saturday, according to police.
The 1,500 dozen farm-fresh eggs will now be given away at the Governor Mifflin Intermediate School at 600 Governor Drive.
The free eggs were originally set to be distributed outside the Shillington Farmers Market on South Summit Avenue, but police had advised motorists that they expected the distribution to create heavier than normal traffic congestion at that location.
The egg giveaway, supported by the Olivet Boys & Girls Club, will take place from 1 until 3 p.m. Saturday. Each family can get up to three dozen eggs, according to the market's owner, Hamid Chaudhry.
On Wednesday, the distribution of 40,000 pounds of potatoes on the parking lot of the Berkshire Mall in Wyomissing created a backup of traffic on the surrounding roads, including the Warren Street Bypass.
All of the potatoes were given away in about two hours, with people already in line more than three hours before the distribution began.