NORTH SMITHFIELD – The North Smithfield Park & Recreation Department in conjunction with the town’s police and fire departments, has planned a modified Easter event in the place of the traditional egg hunt held in past years.
The town will host an Easter Egg drive-thru at two locations on Saturday, March 27, with a potential rain date of Saturday, April 3.
“We will be handing out treat bags to North Smithfield children in a Covid-friendly way,” said Recreation Director Kate Pasquariello.
Pasquariello explained that staff at the event will bag the Easter treats in advance, and then use grabbers to place them in each vehicle while maintaining six feet of distance.
“They were bought in anticipation of Clean and Green Day, which didn’t happen last year,” Pasquariello said.
Town vehicles, including cruisers and fire trucks will be on site, as well as, of course, the Easter Bunny, who will be waving to families that drive through.
“My hopes are to have lots of town vehicles, including DPW trucks,” Pasquariello said.
The town’s Easter team will set up shop at the former Halliwell Elementary School first, with families invited to make the loop anytime between 10 and 11:30 a.m. In the afternoon, they’ll move to North Smithfield Elementary School from 1 to 2:30 p.m.
Residents are welcome to visit one or the other at their convenience, and any children under the age of 13 will receive a bag of treats.