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Easter Bunny hops around county

By Carolyn Zachary | Apr 05, 2021
Photo by: Carolyn Zachary Easter Bunny Molly Donovan, 10, and mom Elena Donovan dance outside the Brooks Town Office April 3, hoping to entice passersby to stop for Easter treats April 3.

The Easter Bunny popped up in local towns last week, distributing goodies and charming children in Freedom, Brooks and Stockton Springs.

In Freedom March 31, the bunny greeted kids and families and distributed candy in the Town Office parking lot, while inside drawings produced winners of gift baskets for a baby (Rebecca Lyn Gifford), a girl (Brandy Kimball) and a boy (Britni Bryant), and a girl's bike (Rebecca Lyn Gifford). A video of the drawings is posted on the Freedom Boosters & Recreational Committee's Facebook page.

In Brooks Saturday morning, Molly Donovan, 10, of Brooks played Easter Bunny, accompanied by her mom, Elena Donovan, passing out treats in the parking lot at the Town Office and Fire Station. Finding "business" a little slow initially, the two walked down to the roadside, mom turned up some music on her phone, and they danced for drivers, who honked encouragement.

In Stockton Springs, the Easter Bunny made an appearance outside the Town Office prior to traveling throughout the town aboard a fire truck. In Stockton the bunny had some ear issues — they simply refused to stand up! His town tour was organized by Stockton Springs Community Builders, with a little help, of course, from the Fire Department.

Easter Bunny with boys during the March 31 drive-thru event in Freedom. (Courtesy of: Idella Brugger)
Noah Blair, 4 1/2, isn't sure about venturing out from behind his father, James, for candy offered by Elena Donovan at the Brooks Town Office April 3. (Photo by: Carolyn Zachary)
Easter Bunny Molly Donovan, 10, gives a bag of treats to a visitor outside the Brooks Town Office April 3. Looking on is Elena Donovan. (Photo by: Carolyn Zachary)
Easter Bunny poses with a group outside the Freedom Town Office March 31. (Courtesy of: Idella Brugger)
Easter Bunny, whose ears refuse to stand up, with George Skala at the Stockton Springs Town Office, just before leaving on a town tour by fire truck April 3. (Photo by: Ellen Holland)
Easter Bunny in Stockton Springs April 3. (Photo by: Ellen Holland)
James Blair and son Noah, 4 1/2, accept candy from the Easter Bunny in Brooks April 3. (Photo by: Carolyn Zachary)
Oliver Stubbs, 21 months, of Monroe keeps his distance from the Easter Bunny April 3 at the Brooks Town Office. (Photo by: Carolyn Zachary)
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