When the Easter Bunny throws a party, you can be sure the place will be hopping, as it was at Lent Town Hall April 19.
The city of Stacy, community residents and volunteers, the Stacy Lions Club, Lent Township, and more than 20 local businesses from Forest Lake to North Branch pitched in for this event.
Stacy Park and Recreations committee volunteer Jeanne Aslakson moved attendees into the Lent Town Hall, keeping her bunny ears and a smile on for hours.
Community volunteers helped out, including Kathy Perreault, Donna Keacher, Bill Schmidt, Mel Aslakson, Chuck Lucia, Lori Angeli and Tony Olivolo.
“Do you think I’m working too hard?” a sweat-soaked Olivolo shouted as he sped back to his game station with an armload of prizes. The Easter Bunny was too busy to answer as he hopped among the kids handing out candy and posing for pictures.
Stacy volunteers had organized an Easter egg hunt in 2012 that drew more than 400 people. This year’s Easter party attendance probably surpassed that record by 200 people as a steady stream of residents came and went over the course of the three-hour event. The Easter party was free for children ages 12 and under. The prize raffle was also free, and due to the generosity of so many businesses and individuals, it’s likely no child went home without a prize.