Things were Hopping at the LWC Bunny Breakfast

March 30, 2018


by Len Lathrop

It is Saturday morning at the Litchfield Middle School, and, at 8:15 a.m., the parking area is almost full. A multitude of small people in their Easter finest is almost skipping into the building, and several middle names are being used to slow down their trip across the parking lot. Inside the doors the raffle tables are set and Grumpy, a special rabbit visitor from the Nashua Humane Society, is eating his breakfast; it’s green and doesn’t even look like pancakes.

Folks are enjoying breakfast while others are in line for the annual meal. As you go into the kitchen, moms and dads are greeted by members with pink and blue rabbits. Then the question is posed about the type of pancakes: plain, blueberry, or chocolate? Leann York is in charge of the grill, a position she has held for many Easter breakfasts, with beautiful pancakes being cooked at 24 in a batch.

Honor society students from Campbell High are set up by the rear windows with games and feats of ability where everyone is a winner, even if a little help is needed.

As the clock reaches the 9 a.m. hour, the large white rabbit arrives in the hallway and, among cheers and clapping, comes in waving to the fans and proceeds to the place of honor on the stage and the line at the other end of the rostrum. And siblings and sometimes friends come across the dais to meet the famous Rabbit.

Many fuzzy tails of thanks have to go out to the Litchfield Women’s Club for all their energy and their commitment to bringing another great annual event to Litchfield.