HAWLEY- The Easter parade was called off, but the Bunny had a lot of eager visitors waiting to get in to see him at the Ritz Theater in Hawley, March 22. Police Officer Jane Varcoe said last year there was about a third of the crowd they had this time. There was concern about running out of the 1,000+ plastic Easter eggs that had been stuffed by Borough volunteers.

Pictured outside the Ritz is the McCabe family from Masthope, mother and all 11 children. The kids from oldest to youngest are Alyssa, Nicole, Thomas, Joseph, Michael Matthew, Timothy, Zachary, Alisia and Natalie. Their parents are Theresa and Peter McCabe.

Among the kids in line to see the Easter Bunny (aided by Mayor Kevin Hawk) was Danny Hnatko and his sister Cassie, who used fire helmets for Easter baskets. Their father, Daniel Hnatko, is a White Mills fireman. Easter eggs were spread throughout the Ritz waiting to be found, and it was unlikely any were missed.

News Eagle photos by Peter Becker