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Bribery gets you everywhere with Easter Bunny

2013-03-20T00:00:00Z Bribery gets you everywhere with Easter BunnyJennifer Pallay Times Columnist
March 20, 2013 12:00 am  • 

There’s a secret to getting a great photo of your kid with the Easter Bunny, Santa Claus and Mickey Mouse. I just haven’t figured it out yet.

We came close recently when we attended the Knights of Columbus General Pulaski 3323 Council’s annual breakfast with the Easter Bunny. It took place Sunday morning at St. Columba in Chicago’s Hegewisch neighborhood.

Our son waved to the bunny from afar and pointed at him and smiled numerous times as his Grandma moved him closer and closer. But by the time he was close enough for us to actually snap the picture, the panicked face that I’ve seen in similar situations appeared.

We tried again a few minutes later and this time the Easter Bunny held out a lollipop. That kept our little buddy occupied long enough to sit on my lap next to the Easter Bunny and get the picture we came for. He wasn’t smiling. He had a mouth full of candy. But he wasn’t crying either so I was a happy mama.

The Knights served up a spectacular breakfast as usual and I liked seeing a lot of the attendees decked out in green for St. Patrick’s Day. Even the Easter Bunny got in on the green action.

The next breakfast will take place April 21. Stay tuned to the column for more information as it gets closer.

If this column is making you hungry for breakfast, you’re in luck. This weekend, the Lansing Presbyterian Church will offer its annual French toast breakfast at 7 a.m. Saturday. It’s $5 for adults and $3 for children. The church is at 2625 Ridge Road in Lansing.

For more information, visit or call (708) 474-2710.

If you’re feeling extra egg-venturous, you can hop over to Soldier Field this Saturday for the 10th annual Spring Egg-Stravaganza. It’s the largest candy grab in Chicago. The stadium opens at 9 a.m. to the general public and there will be family friendly activities like balloon artists and face painting. The egg hunt begins at 10 a.m. and is free and open to the public. The first 2,000 children will receive a commemorative wooden egg designed by a local Chicago youth who participated in the citywide art contest. For more information, call Soldier Field at (312) 235-7000 or visit

Most kids would probably just love to get to run on Soldier Field. The egg hunt and activities are an added bonus that make this worth a visit.

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