Point Beach hops into spring with Bunny Trail 2021

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Visiting with the Easter Bunny at Point Pleasant Beach on Saturday. PHOTO BY DANIELLA HEMINGHAUS

POINT PLEASANT BEACH — Hundreds packed into Point Pleasant Beach’s Pleasure Park on a beautiful Saturday morning for the Kiwanis Club of Point Pleasant’s first ever Bunny Trail Easter Celebration.

The event featured an Easter Egg hunt for children as games, crafts and photographs with the Easter Bunny.

Additionally, the event had the “Hop to Hope” table where children created cards for local military veterans and their children in transitional housing.

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“This is just a time for us to give back to the community and provide some socially distant fun for local families,” Kiwanis president-elect Annmarrie DeRose said.

The event was also a small fundraiser for the borough’s efforts to replace the playground at Pleasure Park.

“It’s an incredible day,” Point Pleasant Beach Mayor Paul Kanitra said. “The fact that this is all a community effort in regards to our playground too. It’s a big chunk of change to replace that and we want to make sure that we give the town and community something that’s going to last for years. And the fact that Kiwanis is pitching in to help out is really nice, it shows we’re all in this together.”

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