Somerset is going to be hopping on March 27 when the Easter Bunny makes his annual return to town. Somerset Recreations’ Easter Egg Hunt will look a little different this year, but it will still involve some prize-filled eggs and the bunny himself.

Every year, the Somerset Recreation Department teams up with the Somerset Federal Credit Union to fill up a field with 6,000 eggs and children go searching to fill their baskets with all kinds of goodies. The big hunt wasn’t able to happen in 2020, so to keep everyone safe this year, the department will be hosting an egg hunt drive-thru.

“People will drive up to Pierce beach from 9 to 11 a.m. and go to a designated area to get a goody bag and a bucket of eggs from the Easter bunny and his little helpers,” said Recreation Director Barry Fontaine. It’s free to the public and first come, first serve. Barry encourages those who are attending to decorate their vehicles to get into the Easter spirit.

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After the egg hunt, the Somerset Fire Department and Police Department will escort the Easter Bunny on a 25-mile route around town, hitting all of the main streets of Somerset.

“People should feel free to come to the end of their driveways, wave at the Easter Bunny, and catch some eggs,” Fontaine said.

While restrictions begin to subside, Fontaine was adamant about staying diligent with social spacing and distancing but is eager to bring a little fun to the residents of Somerset.

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