Families have evening with the Easter Bunny

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Neighbors | Zack Shively.The park set up a number of crafts and photo opportunities in the activities room of the Lariccia Family Community Center for their Easter event. Pictured, Anna worked on a piece of art at one of the craft tables.

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Neighbors | Zack Shively.Boardman Park provided dinner and a movie for the families that attended the Evening with the Easter Bunny. They watched Easter movies while eating foods like salad and carrots. Pictured are, from left, Julia Myers, Karina Fox, Robert Fox and Bobby Fox enjoying their dinner.

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Neighbors | Zack Shively.The Evening with the Easter Bunny allowed families to come to Boardmna Park and celebrate the holiday with fun activities. Pictured, Nicole D'Angelo brought her rabbit Oreo to the event for children to pet and take pictures with.

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Neighbors | Zack Shively.Boardman Park had their annual Evening with the Easter Bunny on March 28 and 29. The event sold out both nights as they welcomed about 40 families to the event. Pictured, Zoey, Josie and Lila posed at one of the picture areas at the event.

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Neighbors | Zack Shively.The Evening with the Easter Bunny kicked off the spring season at Boardman Park. The event took place at the Lariccia Family Community Center, and they set up activities in both main rooms. Pictured, Danny and Jake Milush posed for a photo with the Easter Bunny in the community center.

by ZACK SHIVELY

zshively@vindy.com

Boardman Park had their annual Evening with the Easter Bunny on March 28 and 29 for families to celebrate Easter at the park.

Families arrived at the Lariccia Family Community Center for what has become a tradition for some families. The event, which sold out both nights, included food, crafts and picture areas for the families.

Karen McCallum, the park’s recreation director and education specialist, said the night is a wonderful holiday tradition for families to enjoy the season together. The event helped begin the spring season at “the green oasis“ as well.

The park set up a number of activities for the families to do in the side room. They had seven different Easter-related crafts, such as stamping and coloring picture sheets. In the corner, Nicole D’Angelo brought her rabbit for children to pet. She said representatives at the park knew to contact her through the 4H Club.

They also had photo areas in the room. They had a professional photo setting where children could pose with the Easter Bunny. Another photo area had props for the children to pose with, such as a chicken popping out of an egg and a bunny.

In the dining hall, the park treated families to a dinner with chicken nuggets, fish sticks and apple sauce. They also had a carrots and a leafy salad for the holiday season. They played movies while the families ate, including “The Easter Bunny is Comin’ to Town.”

This is the park’s 15th year having the event. They have holiday events like this throughout the year, such as Supper with Santa in December. They also have family programs without a holiday theme, like the Mommy and Me Tea on May 6.

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