Luverne library hosts annual Easter Bunny  brunch

Published 10:03 pm Sunday, March 17, 2024

By Lanell Downs Smith

Crenshaw County Children came out to the Luverne Public Library March 9 for the annual Brunch with the Easter Bunny event. More than 40 children of all ages hopped by the library for photos with the bunny, snacks, crafts and family fun.

Luverne Public Library Director Kathryn Tomlin has witnessed repeat visitors each year and met children coming with their families for the first time.

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“We see some who come to special events but don’t live in the area,” Tomlin said. “We are thankful for that and we are very blessed here.”

The event ran from 9-11 a.m. and was attended by first-time and longtime library patrons.

Andrew Herring, one of a set of triplets who are students at Highland Home School, has volunteered with his siblings, Abbie and Austin, for the past two years and said he enjoys the chance to help with the event. Andrew greeted visitors, Austin played the part of the Easter Bunny and Abbie passed out eggs to the children.

“We volunteer as Chamber [of Commerce] Ambassadors,” Herring said. “Every so often they will have an event and ask us to volunteer. I enjoy coming here and helping with the event.”

Tomlin launched the event as a library employee. After assuming the position of Director in 2009, she continued the event and added visits with Santa Claus and other family-friendly activities.

Emory Fowler snapped a picture with the Easter Bunny Saturday. She had been to the event before and came out this year for her brother Tripp’s first visit.

Emory’s dad, Keith Fowler, said the family comes to a variety of library events.

“We come see Santa here,” Keith said. “We also came for a pancake breakfast.”