The Davis Odd Fellows Lodge sponsored the third annual Breakfast with the Bunny, and a very successful event it was! More than 150 children and their parents, grandparents or guardians attended, and I heard only favorable comments about the event and about the Davis Odd Fellows.
The attendees enjoyed a continental breakfast, followed by a short walk to a park for an Easter egg hunt and the fun wrapped up with the “Eggstravaganza” featuring a carnival, arts and crafts tables, face painting and caricatures.
Barb Geisler and I co-chaired this event and we had some great volunteers. Zita Demaree ran the very popular carnival and Margie and Mike Cabral (and their daughter) headed up the egg hunt. Both the carnival and the egg hunt were new features this year — so thank you, Zita, Margie and Mike.
Thank you also to hard-working volunteers JuDee Archuleta, Joyce Trujillo, Dave Rosenberg, Jessica Sneeden, Joel Mandel, Findlay McIntosh and Jeff Oblinger. Also, thanks to Jeannie Pytel and her son Eric, who was the Easter Bunny for the second year in a row. Zita also arranged for a couple of dozen sorority and fraternity members who came to the lodge to help out in all aspects. Noble Grand Bob Schelen came by for moral support.
Special thanks to the Davis Food Co-op, which, once again, donated the food for the breakfast; PurRoast coffee, which donated the coffee; Nugget Markets, which donated the sugar cookies for the cookie-decorating table; Davis Community Church for donating a park on its property for the egg hunt; and Avid Reader Active and Common Grounds, which sold tickets for us.
Folks left the event talking about attending our Breakfast with Santa in December!