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The Suburbanite
  • Local bunny trails delight children

  • The Easter Bunny made back-to-back visits to Schrop School and Lakemore's Upper Water Works Park. At Springfield, he arrived by police cruiser chauffeured by Sgt. Eric East. In Lakemore he came aboard a shinny red fire truck driven by firefighter Nick Alhassani and was greeted by Mayor Rick Justice.

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  • It was all about the bunny in Springfield Township recently as the Easter Bunny left a trail-of eggs filled with sweet treats for local children.
    The Easter Bunny made back-to-back visits to Schrop School and Lakemore's Upper Water Works Park. At Springfield, he arrived by police cruiser chauffeured by Sgt. Eric East. In Lakemore he came aboard a shinny red fire truck driven by firefighter Nick Alhassani and was greeted by Mayor Rick Justice.
    Hundreds of children and their families, moms, dads, grandmas and grandpdill a little hopping themselves, in the chill of 38 degree weather to come out to the hunts.
    In Springfield the police department hosts the egg hunt. Community Policing Officer, Perry Linaburg organizes the event each year with volunteers helping out. His helpers included Deby Bretz, Springfield Trustees, Deborah Davis, Bruce Killian and Dean Young. Some of the best helpers were members of the volunteer police unit (VASP). The volunteers dropped almost 5,000 eggs for the children. Each egg was filled by the Willow's craft club members. Prizes and Toys R Us gift cards were donated by trustees.
    After the hunt there was plenty of cotton candy, popcorn, drinks and face painting going on in the school. The egg hunters ranged in age from several months old through nine years old in Springfield.
     Village Council hosts the egg hunt in Lakemore. “We had a good turnout,” said Councilwoman, Anne Snyder. She said the United Way donated candy and Wal-Mart contributed some special prizes.
    VASP members helped at Lakemore's hunt filling the park with eggs. Resident Marty Davies and council members filled the approximately 2,500 eggs during a work session. Other volunteers helped along the bunny trial including those working for the village and councilwoman, Tammie Coontz, who has coordinated the event in the past.
    Snyder said it was great to see the eyes of the children light up when the celebrity of the day, the Easter Bunny, arrived.