"Here comes Peter Cottontail, hopping down the bunny trail," are words to an old familiar song we all know and still sing with our children, and an ideal prelude to the annual Russett Bunny Egg-Stravanganza, which was held on March 31 at the Russett Community Center.

Yes, the bunny came hopping into the festively decorated community center amid the smiles and cheers of children waiting to have a "Kodak moment." Arts and crafts consisted of decorating bunny ears with Easter decor and coloring.

Light refreshments and cupcakes were enticing, but the piece de resistance was the ever-so-popular egg hunt. More than 675 colored, filled Easter eggs were hidden throughout the front yard of the community center for children to find and keep as a memento along with their other goodies. Magician Ken Caplan entertained everyone with magic tricks and balloon animals.

Familiar and new faces enjoying the festivities included Geoff, Teresa and their son, Jake Favero, who have lived in Russett for 10 years, as well as Valerie Winston and her son, Joseph. Becky Archer and her children, Dani and Kai, had a good time with the arts and crafts as did six-year Russett resident Corey Lancaster and his daughter, Isabella, along with Ken and Snezana Haymes and their daughter, Lara.


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Everyone had a fun time socializing with one another and all left with satisfied stomachs and smiles on their faces. Thank you to all the participants and volunteers who made this another successful, sold-out event.

Last, but certainly not least, mark your calendars for Russett's fourth annual Green Day event, which will be held Saturday, May 5, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. in the Russett Community Center.

To all my friends, neighbors and loyal readers, happy Easter!