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Easter Bunny on tour

Apr 13, 2020
Courtesy of: S. Catus Easter Bunny rides through Stockton Springs April 11, spreading cheer to young and old throughout the town.

Stockton Springs — An Easter Bunny Convoy of three fire trucks and a decorated pickup made its way up and down nearly every street in Stockton Springs Saturday, from 10 a.m. until 1:30 p.m., spreading Easter cheer. Waving from atop the lead fire engine was the Easter Bunny itself, deemed an "essential worked" the day before by Gov. Janet Mills.

Organizers from Stockton Springs Community Builders couldn't say precisely how many smiles were shared that day, but Betsy Bradley, a town selectman, reported that there were as many older people as young ones, and said she was impressed and moved by the turnout.

The group of volunteers organizes free community events for Stockton Springs residents. The town's Volunteer Fire Department helped with this one. Stockton Springs Community Builders used Facebook to post updates on the convoy's whereabouts, and residents came out to give a wave.

Earlier, the Community Builders also placed free Easter basket goodies in tubs outside the Town Office for families in need.

Gov. Mills issued her directive, posted on her Facebook page Friday, declaring "certain magical creatures," including the Easter Bunny and the Tooth Fairy, "performers of essential services" under COVID-19 guidelines.



Maeve, a rabbit-eared golden retriever, patiently views the Easter Bunny Convoy on its route through Stockton Springs April 11. (Courtesy of: S. Catus)
Maeve, wearing rabbit's ears, with her human, Paul Bock, during the Easter Bunny Convoy's travels through Stockton Springs April 11. (Courtesy of: S. Catus)
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