On Friday and Saturday starting at 4 p.m., Newton-Ransom Volunteer Fire Company will hold an Easter Bunny Brigade and drive around the townships. If you would like the Easter bunny to drive by, message the fire company’s Facebook page. Follow the page for more details about where the bunny will be.
Thanks to the nonprofit Dustin’s Adventureland, the Easter Bunny will visit the Altamont section of West Mahanoy Twp., according to Altamont Fire Company’s Jay Woodford. He noted that the company will take the Bunny “on a tour of our community, where he can wave to all of the children and let them know he cares for them and can’t wait to be able to leave them presents and goodies.” The tour will take place Friday, April 10, around 4 p.m.
“We will take him through the streets on the fire engine, so listen for the sirens,” Woodford explained. “The Easter Bunny asks that everyone practice social distancing by staying near their front doors or on their porches.”
To contact Woodford, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Greater Scranton YMCA, 706 N. Blakely St., Dunmore, will hold the Drive-By Bunny Event with support from DePietro’s Pharmacy on Friday from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. Guests can stay in their cars and drive by the Y to wave to the bunny.
In Scranton, St. Cats & Dogs of Nay Aug Zoo will have the bunny on-site Saturday from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Guest should remain in their cars and observe social distancing guidelines as they wave to the bunny from a safe distance. Cars must enter at Mulberry Street and Arthur Avenue but should be aware that the block of Mulberry preceding the entrance is closed because of the hospital’s coronavirus precautions.
Those walking through Nay Aug Park are asked to observe social distancing as well and will not be able to get close to the Easter Bunny.
The Dickson City Police Department will help bring the Easter Bunny to wave to kids from a safe distance on Saturday from 10 a.m. to noon. at Circle Drive-In, 1911 Scranton Carbondale Highway, Dickson City. Vehicles will enter at the gate, drive through the procession past the bunny and then exit. For more information, contact Officer Fredericks at 570-489-3231, ext 2062, or visit the Facebook event page.
Another drive-through bunny event will take place Saturday from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at United Sports Academy, 1035 Reeves St., Dunmore. Guests will enter from the Monahan Avenue side and then check out the dancing bunny before exiting onto Reeves Street. Visitors also can count the number of eggs they see and leave a message on the academy’s Facebook post for a chance to win a prize (they also must like the venue’s page to be eligible to win).
The Easter Bunny is coming to Jessup on Saturday thanks to the Jessup 21st Century Association. The holiday rabbit will be waving to cars at Station Park on Church Street from noon to 1 p.m. as they drive past. To ensure everyone’s safety, no one will be allowed to walk up to the Easter Bunny or take photos with the rabbit.
On Saturday, Jefferson Twp. Volunteer Fire Company will take the Easter Bunny around the township, following a similar route to its Santa tour. The bunny will remain on the fire truck, and the public is asked not to approach the truck. The tour will not take place in the event of inclement weather.
The tentative schedule and route is:
- Noon: Dusty Lane
- 12:05 p.m.: Floral Estates
- 12:15 p.m.: Happy Acres
- 12:25 p.m.: Jefferson Heights
- 1 p.m.: Laurel Ridge
- 1:15 p.m.: Moosic Lakes Club House
- 1:25 p.m.: Burger King
- 1:30 p.m.: Arnold Drive
- 1:35 p.m.: Log Road Village
- 1:40 p.m.: Pumphouse Road
- 1:50 p.m.: Stonefield Estates
- 2:10 p.m.: Hitchcock Road (348 to Spangenburg)
- 2:20 p.m.: Victoria Circle
- 2:30 p.m.: Lake Loretta
- 2:40 p.m.: Hitchcock Road (Spangenburg to Cortez)
- 3 p.m.: Benjamin Road
- 3:05 p.m.: Collins Avenue
- 3:15 p.m.: Living Waters Road
- 3:30 p.m.: Belle Air Acres
- 3:35 p.m.: Mack Estates
- 3:45 p.m.: Lake Road
- 4 p.m.: Jefferson Twp. Fire Company, 405 Cortez Road
Elsewhere in Scranton, Riverfront Sports, 5 W. Olive St., will host the Easter Bunny Drive-Thru on Saturday from 1 to 2 p.m. Participants will need to follow social distancing guidelines, but a child will be picked at random to receive a free birthday party.
Also on Saturday, Fellowship Church, 45 Hildebrandt Road, Dallas, will present the Kids Drive-Thru Easter Storybook on Saturday from 1 to 3 p.m. Guests will drive by a series of vehicle trunks decorated to tell the Easter story. Children will receive an Easter goody bag.