Deadline to sign up is 3 p.m. on Friday, April 10

BELMAR/LAKE COMO, NJ — While Belmar is not holding its traditional Easter egg hunt on the beach this year, children will instead get a personal visit from the Easter bunny on Saturday, April 11.

Beginning at noon, the Easter bunny will be traveling through Belmar and Lake Como — starting on First Avenue — with his “special helpers” from the borough’s Police and Public Works Departments.

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Following social distancing guidelines currently in place due to the coronavirus, they will be dropping off gifts on the front porches of families whose children are registered to participate.

“(We) understand how difficult this can be for young children since we are also fathers and mothers ourselves,” said Police Chief Tina Scott in an email to residents, adding the Easter bunny’s police-escorted ride is a way “to bring some much-needed smiles to the children of Belmar and Lake Como.” 

To get on the Easter bunny’s list for a visit, email the police department at police@belmar.com no later than 3 p.m. on Friday, April 10 with your address and the number of youngsters in your household.

For more information, call the police department at 732-681-1700.

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