Kids enjoy annual Bunny Breakfast and Egg Hunt

By Frances Taylor - Staff Writer
East Hartford - posted Tue., Apr. 19, 2011
Kim Tran applies face paint to Josiah, 2, during the annual Bunny Breakfast and Egg Hunt at EHHS. Photos by Frances Taylor.
Kim Tran applies face paint to Josiah, 2, during the annual Bunny Breakfast and Egg Hunt at EHHS. Photos by Frances Taylor.

A stampede of tiny feet rushed the softball field, as youngsters rushed to gather brightly-colored chocolate eggs that lay scattered across the ground. The annual Bunny Breakfast and Egg Hunt on April 16 brought more than 100 children and their families to East Hartford High School for a pancake breakfast, raffle, face-painting, crafts and games, sponsored by the East Hartford Parks & Recreation Department and the East Hartford High School Student Activities Association.

Kayliani, age 14 months, let out a cry during her picture with Peter Cottontail. “She always does this,'' her mother said.

Nolan Callahan, a junior at East Hartford High School, who was under the Peter Cottontail suit, posed for dozens of pictures and handed out prizes at the end of the egg hunt.

Hakiem, 10, and his friend Jaden, 9, raced around the halls of the school with their Easter egg craft baskets. “This is fun,'' Hakiem said.

East Hartford High School students Kim Tran and Stephanie Sam painted rabbit whiskers on little faces. Out on the softball field, brief moments of pandemonium reigned while dozens of children, like Sharon, 3, scrambled for foil-wrapped eggs. “Look!” she said, holding up her basketful of goodies.


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