ANDOVER — Town Manager Andrew P. Flanagan was pleased to welcome the Easter Bunny to Andover for the Bunny Hop, a parade through every neighborhood in town.
The Easter Bunny rode on top of an Andover Fire Department Ladder Truck waiving at families along the side of the road and in their yards while accompanied by members of the Fire Department. Police cruisers led the caravan, joined by a front loader and dump truck from the Department of Public Works.
“Today was a great day for Andover,” Flanagan said. “We were able to get to every neighborhood in the community, getting people out in a healthy and safe way to celebrate the community.”
This was the first time the town has organized an Easter parade.
“We know people have been inside and it’s been a frustrating time and people aren’t going to be able to celebrate Easter as they normally would have, so we figured we’d bring a celebration to everyone’s neighborhood. I think this may be the start of a new Andover tradition,” Flanagan said.
The parade started at the Public Safety Complex on North Main St at 11 a.m. and traveled more than 70 miles lasting approximately six hours.
“I want to thank members of my office and the members of the Andover police, fire and public works departments who all came together to come up with a route that made sense and to let us share the day with as many people as we could,” Flanagan said
VIDEO of the parade can be downloaded by clicking here
SOTS with Town Manager Andrew Flanagan can be downloaded by clicking here