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Bunny Brigade brings joy to children in Oceanside


The Easter Bunny’s trail came through Oceanside School No. 6 on Saturday, as the Kiwanis Club partnered with DOCA for a drive-by Bunny Brigade parade.

In celebration of Easter, more than 100 children were driven outside School No. 6, where the Oceanside Fire Department led a parade. Once there, the Easter Bunny handed them eggs and treats. The event took place in lieu of the annual Kiwanis/DOCA Easter egg hunt.  The goal of the event was for children to spot the missing bunny, which they found upon travelling the parade route.

Children had the opportunity to get their photos taken with the bunny and many families donated hats, socks and gloves for homeless veterans. The brigade began at the Schoolhouse Green at 10 a.m. on Saturday and proceeded around to the back of School No. 6.

“The children were excited to find the bunny and were glad it found its way back home,” DOCA Youth Council Coordinator Nancy Baxter said. “The bunny gave out bags filled with eggs and jelly beans. It took pictures with the children while still social distancing. In their bags, every child  received a golden egg with a golden ticket inside. They then redeemed the ticket for a prize. The Bunny Brigade was a success and fun was had by all.”