MESA, Ariz. — As we begin Easter weekend, everything feels dramatically different with the coronavirus crisis still impacting everyone in different ways. Right now, family gatherings are few and far between, church services have moved online and much of our lives heavily rely on video calls.
But not everything has been called off. A canceled Easter egg hunt in Mesa transformed into a drive-up Easter egg giveaway, making it possible for kids to interact with the Easter Bunny from a distance.
Cars lined up Friday morning in the parking lot for the one-day event, complete with 15,000 factory-filled Easter eggs and a couple hundred balloons.
As the COVID-19 crisis is still unfolding, event organizers made sure sanitizing and social distancing practices were in play. Families who registered online got the interactive experience with the Easter Bunny for $5.
Jamie Leckington and her friend Tiffany Ensinger brought their daughters, finding a bright spot – a little escape amid the coronavirus quarantine.
In addition to the bag of Easter eggs the Easter Bunny handed out, every car got a $5 gift card to use on attractions at Golfland once things are back up and running as normal.