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216. Eggs and a Bunny
Easter Sunday was a cloudy but festive day
Memorial Park for about 100 kids from local
. An Easter egg hunt started at 10 a.m.
a fire engine blasted its horn. Boys and
, ranging in age from 2 to 6, dashed
the park, yelling and screaming, walking and running,
quite often, falling down. One little girl, Amanda,
her first egg less than a minute after
horn blew. Instead of putting it into her
and continuing to search for more, she sat
. Then she spent the next 10 minutes examining
, unwrapping it, and eating it piece by piece.
she finished, she put the wrapper into her
, wiped her hands on her white dress, and
to hunt for another egg.
Meanwhile Jeff, one
the older boys, filled his basket to overflowing.
asked one of the firemen to hold it
him, and then took off running for more
eggs. As soon as he found some, he
them into the basket of the child closest
him. Two little toddlers both saw a candy
at the same time, and they both bent
to pick it up. They banged heads, and
of them sat down bawling. A couple of
nurses picked them up and told them that
was going to be all right.
.m., the search was over. Most of the kids
studying their candy, exchanging it with others, or
it. But then the fire engine horn blasted
, causing three-year-old Jenny to cry. A fireman on
bullhorn told everyone to gather around, because a
guest had arrived.
Once everyone was settled, the
Bunny climbed down out of the fire engine.
bunny was 6’6” tall. Most of the kids
and ran toward him. Even Jenny stopped crying
a moment. She stared at the bunny and
all the kids running toward the bunny; then
started crying even harder. The Easter Bunny hugged
kids, and they hugged him. Then the Easter
sat on a fire engine step, and one
one the kids came up, sat on his
, and got their pictures taken. After that, the
kids were allowed to explore the fire engine
The festivities ended about 3 p.m., when the
climbed into the buses for the return trip
. Most of them said they had a fun
. Six-year-old Sara asked, “Can we do this every
?” And more than one boy asked, “Can I
the fire engine next time?”