MERRIMAC – Police Chief Eric M. Shears and Fire Chief Larry S. Fisher wish to invite the community to take part in the Easter Bunny Ride this weekend.
Saturday, April 3, starting at 1 p.m.
The Easter Bunny Ride will begin and end at the Fire Station, 16 East Main St., in two shifts. Residents are encouraged to listen for the Easter Bunny’s arrival by siren, and to keep an eye out.
The tour will follow the route of the 2020 Merrimac Santa Parade, subject to weather and road conditions. A list of the streets that will be visited can be found here.
The Easter Bunny, joined by first responders, will tour all of Merrimac’s streets and wave to residents. The event is sponsored by the Police and Fire Departments and the Merrimac Santa Committee.
Residents along the routes are asked to follow social-distancing guidelines, and to wear a mask or face covering. The Easter Bunny will not be able to stop for photos.
“We’re excited to have the Easter Bunny visit Merrimac again this year,” Chief Fisher said. “I encourage everyone to come out and wave and take socially-distanced pictures.”
“This is a terrific event to mark the season,” Chief Shears said. “I am grateful to the members of both departments and the Santa Committee for bringing this event to fruition.”
Help the Santa Committee:
The Merrimac Santa Committee needs to raise more than $16,000 each year for the annual Christmas parade and to support Santa’s Christmas Eve route through the streets of Merrimac. Your donation of any amount will help keep these traditions in the present format.
Donations are accepted year-round at the Merrimac Light Department or sending to Merrimac Santa Committee, PO Box 131, Merrimac, MA 01860.