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Local balloon artist puts on Easter event for neighbourhood kids (10 photos)

Jen Feeney Events and Hillside Photography teamed up to give the families in the Green Valley Estates subdivision a contactless Easter experience

It was a chilly day, but the sun was shining and families were out and about on Good Friday in the Green Valley Estates subdivision, just south of 6th Line to take part in a socially distanced Easter Bunny meet and greet and egg hunt, organized by Jennifer Feeney of Jen Feeney Events

Last year, Feeney set up a 140 balloon arch in recognition of the worldwide One Million Bubbles of Hope campaign. The campaign involved 900 balloon artists around the world to show their love and provide hope during the pandemic by building fun and creative balloon art and sharing it on social media over the Easter weekend. 

This year, Feeney wanted to do something similar for the kids in the neighbourhood, just before the province entered its third lockdown. 

Feeney had the Easter Bunny stand on her porch surrounded by a colourful balloon garland and matching cutout 'Happy Easter' sign from local business, Invitque.  Kids in the neighbourhood were invited to stop by and have their photo taken on the lawn in front of the Easter Bunny by Cassidy Hilliard of Hillside Photography

On Halloween, the subdivision did a similar event, with Feeney setting up another balloon backdrop while the area kids took part in a daytime trick-or-treat. 

"We decided to do the same thing for Easter," said Feeney, noting many of the neighbours had 'egg tables' set up for the kids to collect and put in their baskets. 

Feeney wanted to do something positive and COVID-safe for the community and reached out to Hilliard about taking pictures for the free event. 

"I agreed right away," said Hilliard. "Anything for the kiddos and families."

Photos were emailed to the families earlier this week. 





Natasha Philpott

About the Author: Natasha Philpott

Natasha is BradfordToday's Community Editor. She graduated from the Media Studies program at The University of Guelph-Humber. She lives in Bradford with her husband, two boys and two cats
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