PROSPECT PARK, NJ - The Easter Bunny usually visits households each holiday, and spending time with family and friends is one of the great pleasures of the occasion.  However, given the circumstances, behaviors have to adapt and, unfortunately, neither bunny nor person can mingle as usual for the well-being of all.  To that end, the borough of Prospect Park has changed its annual Easter egg hunt to keep the spirit and joy of sharing Easter decorations with the community--all while practicing safe social distancing habits.

The idea is to have residents decorate their home windows with paper Easter eggs by Friday, April 3.  On Saturday, April 4, and Sunday, April 5, families driving children around can try to see how many they can find from the safety of their vehicle.

"Children have been home from school and at home for two and half weeks," Mayor Mohamed Khairullah told TAPinto Hawthorne.  "We had to reformat our Annual Easter Egg Hunt scheduled for April 4, 2020.  We wanted to still do something fun and creative for the children."

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Khairullah himself is an educator and has previously spoken about the challenges for teachers as well as parents working at home while their children are not physically in school.  "It’s an opportunity for the children to go out, while continuing to practice social distancing and safety measures, and see how many eggs they can find throughout town.  Interactive activities like this will continue to show that we will overcome this pandemic with hope and love together as one community.  I encourage all families and children to participate and share the pictures of the exploration to our Facebook Group page with the hashtag #ProspectParkEasterEggExploration."

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