Bunny Bash Was Egg-cellent!
NEW JERSEY – On Saturday, April 4th, the Clifton Recreation Department held its Annual Bunny Bash at Nash Park. At 7:30 a.m. the Board of Recreation Members and volunteers met at the park to hide over 2,000 eggs. It was a great day and Clifton residents came out by the hundreds to participate in the days events. Around 600 children between the ages of 3-12 raced through the park in search of Easter eggs. About 40 special prize eggs were hidden in the field and those participants who found one got to turn it in for a prize. Breakfast with The Easter Bunny was offered, where families could purchase breakfast at Hot Grill, before the hunt, while The Easter Bunny walked around, interacted with the children and posed for pictures.
Once the hunt was over participants could come to Mrs. Bunny’s Playground and participate in a variety of activities such as the Bunny Launch, Bunny Bounce, Ring Around the Bunny, Carrot Toss, Bunny Train and the Bunny Beauty Salon. USSI volunteered and assisted with the various activities. Pet photos with Mr. Bunny was also held so Clifton’s dog owners could bring their dogs tovisit with the bunny and get some treats. The Bunny Bash also featured an Easter Bonnet Parade in which 34 people participated. Top 5 winners we’re selected and received a trophy and special gift. This year’s bonnet winners included Judges Favorite Child-Adrianna Carucci, Judge’s Favorite Adult-Dominique Zindt, Funniest Hat-Morgan Martin, Most Artistic-Dana Brown, and Most Creative/Unusual-Trinity Kruse. Over 90 kids tested their skills at the bunny hop to see how many hops they could perform on a pogo stick. This year winners included: Matthew Urena, Daniel Larwa, William Mansfield, Asgor Hysi, Angel Rodrigues, Samuel Ebratt, Jeremy Gordan, Layla Lampignano, Alexa Canchucaja, Anissa Fraser Mikalah Pineyro, Vicotoria Romero, Kara Palacios and Lara Rivera. Each winner received a trophy.
Financial donations were received by private organizations and residents of Clifton to help defray the cost of prizes for the event. This year’s contributors included:
Loyal Order of the Moose Lodge #657, Quentin Roosevelt American Legion Post #8, Clifton Optimist Club, Clifton Savings Bank and the Hot Grill. The success of the Easter Egg Hunt would not have been possible without the help of over 50 volunteers from the community.