The Easter Bunny arrives at the Burke County Sheriff’s Office early

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Waynesboro, Ga. (WJBF) – Easter started early for some lucky kids thanks to the Burke County Sheriff’s Office.

Cars filled with excited parents and children lined up outside the Burke County Sheriff’s Office for its fifth annual Easter Egg Drive.

“We’ve teamed up with the Recreation Department to give our kids something to do. They were bottled and inside the house and practically learned. It is therefore the opportunity to show that we love them, that we always take care of them; it helps us bridge the gap between the police and the community, ”said Sheriff Alfonzo Williams.

The event was held again this year due to the pandemic, but that didn’t stop the kids from going out and having fun.

The children were treated to prepackaged bags filled with eggs, candy, popcorn and hot dogs.

“It makes me feel like I’m doing what the community wants us to do; that we connect in a way that resonates with our community and with our children. Our kids see the police in a positive light and our community sees us as serving humanity and that is what it is about, ”said Williams.

The kids were thrilled to see the Easter Bunny, of course; but another guest made an appearance. Congressman Rick Allen has stopped by to wish everyone a Happy Easter and to thank the Sheriff’s Office for all they are doing.

“Our law enforcement does a wonderful job here and, of course, the sheriff I know well. And he’s been a great friend. What they do here for families in Burke County is special. It’s special. this is law enforcement. They are our friends. They are our peace officers. They keep the peace and what we do here is make a lot of kids happy with a hot dog and a bunny Easter, ”Allen said.

Alicia R. Rucker