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In its 40th year
By Linda Lemmon
Town Crier Editor
PUTNAM — A little rain couldn’t keep the Easter Bunny, kids — or the fun away March 23.
The Town of Putnam Recreation Department once again created a fun-filled Easter extravaganza at the Municipal Center with “coloring station”, goody bags filled with a chocolate bunny and a bunny-topped pencil, games, face painting and the photogenic Easter Bunny. There were 200 goody bags.
The Putnam Little League, District 12, hosted the egg hunt in one of the large community rooms. Some of the plastic eggs contained candy or perhaps tickets for the drawing. The donated baskets were on display in one of the side rooms in the Putnam Public Library. The prize winners were: Beckett Florence, Lorelai Florence, Bryce Gallagher, Nora Lubecki, Amy Macaluso, Anjoli Kamuda, Alexia Baubeau, Scarlett Dyer, Logan Beauslieu, Kolbie Bisson, Astrid Bisson, Emma Cote, Henry Verraneault, Quinn Poisson, Henry, Milo, and Nathaniel Chea-Haire.
The egg hunt/drawing is a fund-raiser for the league. Last year they raised almost $600. The money is used for scholarships for kids unable to pay the join fee.
Parks and Recreation Director Willie Bousquet said this was the event’s 40th year. When he first started, the event was held at Murphy Park. It was at the Putnam Middle School for perhaps 25 years. During the two years of COVID-19 the Easter Bunny greeted children in a drive-thru setup at the Putnam Fire Station.
Helping the Easter Bunny event were eight students from Putnam High School. The Relay for Life also helped out.


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