Dolores Home and Debbie Hess at Hop Stop 3. (Photo submitted)

Dolores Home and Debbie Hess at Hop Stop 3. (Photo submitted)

A great day for a drive-by Easter bunny hop in Crofton

Community turns out en masse and the kids love it

A new Easter tradition has been born in Crofton.

Of course, Warmland Church event organizers of the Crofton kids’ Easter drive-by bunny hop hope it won’t last long. They’d prefer to go back to normal with large crowds of kids scrambling around the Crofton Ball Field trying to find their fair share of Easter treats.

But, with COVID, the hop will do for now and certainly proved to be a terrific alternative.

Kids were escorted around town in vehicles and pulled into 10 designated hop stops to receive their treats. And the Easter bunny was still around to share smiles and more treats with all the participants.

Warmland is grateful to all the sponsors that made the Easter hop such a special event.

“Our little community has such wonderful families,” read a message from Warmland. “We were so happy to see those beautiful smiles.”

And donations to the Harvest House food bank brought in a tremendous amount of non-perishable items.

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Camp Qwanoes at Hop Stop No. 4. (Photo submitted)

Camp Qwanoes at Hop Stop No. 4. (Photo submitted)

Lisa Hilchie of Camp Imadene at Hop Stop No. 5. (Photo submitted)

Lisa Hilchie of Camp Imadene at Hop Stop No. 5. (Photo submitted)

Laura Funk at Hop Stop No. 6. (Photo submitted)

Laura Funk at Hop Stop No. 6. (Photo submitted)

Jocelyn Anderson, Cathy Cook and Teena Orton at Hop Stop No. 7. (Photo submitted)

Jocelyn Anderson, Cathy Cook and Teena Orton at Hop Stop No. 7. (Photo submitted)

Deanna Tuplin and Mary ann Hegglund at Hop Stop No. 8. (Photo submitted)

Deanna Tuplin and Mary ann Hegglund at Hop Stop No. 8. (Photo submitted)

Rick and April Shay at Hop Stop No. 9. (Photo submitted)

Rick and April Shay at Hop Stop No. 9. (Photo submitted)

The Easter bunny and all the gang are there at the finish, Hop Stop No. 10. (Photo submitted)

The Easter bunny and all the gang are there at the finish, Hop Stop No. 10. (Photo submitted)

The Careys and company garnered first place for best decorated car. From left: Morgan Helsted, Aidan Carey and Emily Carey. (Photo submitted)

The Careys and company garnered first place for best decorated car. From left: Morgan Helsted, Aidan Carey and Emily Carey. (Photo submitted)

Senior Pastor Scott Carruthers and Tammy Carruthers showcasing the abundant food bank donations during the Easter drive-by bunny hop in Crofton. (Photo submitted)

Senior Pastor Scott Carruthers and Tammy Carruthers showcasing the abundant food bank donations during the Easter drive-by bunny hop in Crofton. (Photo submitted)

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