Columbus Police will drop more than 1,000 marshmallows from a helicopter for local children

Jack McLaughlin

The Columbus Department of Police is planning to perform a marshmallow drop early next month.

In case you weren’t aware, this means the department will drop over one thousand marshmallows from a helicopter for Columbus children to gather. Once collected, the marshmallows can be turned in for a prize.

Prizes will be awarded to the first 100 children who turn in at least 10 marshmallows.


The marshmallow drop will take place on April 9 at 1 p.m. at the Columbus Police Academy, which is located at 1000 North Hague Ave.

A display of police equipment will also be set up in the academy’s parking lot.

While this is the first marshmallow drop performed by the Columbus police, it isn’t the first one the Columbus area has ever seen. In 2017, the Groveport Recreation hosted a marshmallow drop from a helicopter in Groveport’s Cruiser Park.

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