The Town of Brookhaven will host an Easter Parade on April 3 in lieu of its usual egg hunts.
Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the city has canceled these regular events, replacing them with an “Easter Bunny Trail” parade and Easter egg deliveries across the city.
Brookhaven attempted to hold a parade last year, but canceled the event due to social distancing concerns. According to a city spokesperson, increased knowledge of the pandemic made the city feel comfortable hosting an in-person event.
“Last March, the recommendation was to stay home, indoors at all times, unless you go to the doctor or the pharmacy, and at first, we thought that face masks were not useful. to stop the spread of the coronavirus, ”said spokeswoman Ann Marie Quill. “We have come a long way in understanding and adjusting to a new normal. As such, we may begin to revert to some familiar activities like this as long as everyone continues to practice careful safety in their interactions. “
The parade will feature a character named Peter Rabbit, who will ride in the back of a new Brookhaven Parks and Recreation maintenance truck. Brookhaven Police Department vehicles will accompany the parade “with flashing lights and blinking sirens,” according to a press release.
Quill said all who participate in the parade are encouraged to do so in the safest way possible, maintaining a distance of 6 feet and wearing masks.
The parade will begin at 9 a.m. at Lynwood Park at 3360 Osborne Road and end at the Brookhaven Police Department on Buford Highway. To see the entire parade route, click on here.