Kids hop­ping for joy

Faces light up at Easter Bunny visit

Whitsunday Times - - KIDS’ ZONE -

EVERY kid’s dream came true when the Easter Bunny ap­peared at Whit­sun­day Shop­ping Cen­tre.

Ac­com­pa­nied by Alice in Won­der­land, kids lined up to see the happy duo, who were busy hand­ing out choco­late and pos­ing for photos.

From 9am to 1pm, the Easter Bunny and Alice wan­dered around the shop­ping cen­tre and took a de­tour in­side Coles to en­sure no one missed out on the Easter joy.

The Easter Satur­day bunny visit was made pos­si­ble thanks to Whit­sun­day Dance Con­nec­tion which set up Tayla Jo­han­nesen as the Easter Bunny and Holly Heit­man as Alice in Won­der­land for all at the shop­ping cen­tre to en­joy.

Holly’s fa­ther Justin Heit­man said it was heart­en­ing to see kids’ faces light up with joy.

“It’s good for the kids af­ter what we have been through with the cy­clone and things to see that they are out here and things are get­ting back to nor­mal,” Mr Heit­man said.

“They get to see the Easter Bunny and have big cud­dle and big smiles and get back to nor­mal­ity which is great.”

Tayla’s mother Ker­rie Jo­han­nesen said the Easter Bunny and Alice in­spired in­ter­est­ing re­ac­tions from the kids.

“It’s so cute, some of the kids were a bit ten­ta­tive but when they worked out what was go­ing it was all smiles,” she said.

“It was funny to see some kids run at them (Easter Bunny and Alice) and see­ing oth­ers walk around.”

PHOTOS: JA­COB WIL­SON

FUN: Chris and Belle Morrison with the Easter Bunny and Alice in Won­der­land at the Whit­sun­day Shop­ping Cen­tre on Easter Satur­day.

Indi and Rae Home­wood with Reef Little and the Easter Bunny and Alice in Won­der­land.

Talon Beat­tie with the Easter Bunny and Alice in Won­der­land at the Whit­sun­day Shop­ping Cen­tre on Easter Satur­day.

Newspapers in English

Newspapers from Australia

© PressReader. All rights reserved.