Easter Bunny Makes Snowy Entrance at Litchfield Middle School

April 3, 2015

by Marc Ayotte

Despite being one week into the spring season, it was a snowy entrance for the Easter Bunny on Saturday, March 28 at the Litchfield Middle School.  For over 20 years, the furry friend of the Litchfield Women’s Club has been making an appearance, putting smiles on scores of children’s’ faces.

Hundreds were on hand for this year’s version of the LWC Easter Bunny Breakfast, with a mere $4 for adults and $2 for children allowing them to partake in delicious eats in the form of sausage and pancakes as well as enjoy various games, and a photo op with the honored guest.  Also, nearly 50 items were donated by LWC members for the traditional raffle.  Additionally, a four-legged bunny was on hand for the event.  ‘Milk Shake’ was on loan from the Greater Nashua Humane Society.  “It’s always a fun event,” offered Pamme Boutselis, a longtime member of the LWC.  “A lot of people who grew up in town bring their kids here.”

All the proceeds from the event, according to Boutselis, go to the LWC scholarship fund which has amassed upwards of $30,000 over the years.  In the past, scholarships have been academic oriented, and have gone to students who reside in Litchfield.  This past year the LWC added to the scope and range of past recipients while recognizing the efforts of Litchfield resident Pat Jewett.  “She has exemplified community service.  We decided we wanted to honor her,” explained Boutselis.  The scholarship is more community based, recognizing students who make important contributions to the community in which they live.