Fun Hops at Friends Spring Event

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Photo by Katherine Lee

Maya (3) and Alex (9 months) Bernadel of Meriden get up close and personal with the Bunny.

The Friends of Suffield’s “Welcome Spring” egg hunt and bunny visit on April 6 at Spaulding School brought baskets full of joy to local kids and their families. In addition to visiting the Bunny, little ones searched for treat-filled eggs, got to meet – and pet – a couple of real bunnies, enjoyed spring-themed games and much more.

Photo by Joan Heffernan

Michaela Zanetti was pretty excited about what she found during the Friends of Suffield’s “Welcome Spring” event on April 16.

One of the day’s most popular activities was face painting, graciously provided by the artistic pros from The Suffield Players. These masters of drama turned out all sorts of magnificently decorated faces – it was no wonder there was a line the whole time for this activity.

One young attendee, Cora Tini (5) of Suffield, ranked the face painting as her favorite activity, along with searching for eggs and getting her “spring nails” done. According to her mom, Amanda Tini, Cora was “over the moon excited” that the spring-themed event returned this season.

Sweets for the sweet

New this year, attendees could purchase handmade chocolate creations, crafted by the members of Friends of Suffield. Dark chocolate-dipped pretzel sticks, along with beautifully shaped chocolate bunnies and lambs, competed with delectable chocolate turtles (the ones with the perfect balance of caramel and almonds to delight the taste buds) to earn the honor of best candy choice.

Volunteers also spun fluffy cotton candy for sugar-seeking vent-goers. And in line with the candy theme, people flexed their counting – and estimating – skills to assess the colorful jar of jelly beans. Congrats to mom Carol Zeitlin of Suffield, who had the closest guess and won the whole jar of jelly beans!

Thanks to all who attended, and special thanks to our volunteers that day! If you’re interested in volunteering for a Friends of Suffield event, please visit our website – to find out more and get in touch with us. 

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