MILLBURN, NJ — Yesterday morning, families in town received a visit from one busy little bunny, as the Easter Bunny made his way a round town with help from the fire department for a safe, socially-distant parade in lieu of the usual festivities.

According to Millburn Rec. Director Bob Hogan, when the Rec Bunny heard that the Recreation Department's annual Egg Hunt in Taylor Park was canceled he was very disappointed about not being able to see the kids from Millburn/Short Hills this spring. 

So the Rec Dept. came up with the idea to bring the Bunny to as many houses as they could on Friday, April 10.  The Bunny said he  could make it to 75 houses in one day.  A message was sent out to residents last week and within an hour, 75 families who had children 8 & under at home had signed up for a visit with many more on a waiting list.

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In order to receive a stop and photo with the Easter Bunny, residents had to make and display a sign of support for the first responders and medical personnel.

"With the help of the Millburn Fire Department and Dave Starzynski who drove the Fire truck carrying the Rec Bunny, we visited all 75 homes," Hogan said. "We thank the families who made signs showing support of our first responders and medical professionals who are working so hard through this crisis."

Hogan continued, "Today's visits included social distancing by all whom we visited as well as the Bunny and staff in the Township Fire trucks.  The Rec Bunny brought and received a lot of joy on a day when we all need to continue to be creative with our time, to be dedicated to social distancing and to be caring to our family, friends and neighbors."