North Syracuse hosts annual Bunny Breakfast

However, the Village Board took $1,000 away from the festival account for 2010-11, so they won't get it for next year, according to Browning.

"The Board's last resort is to save staff positions and programs," said Parks and recreation director Roth. "We'll just try to do more with less."

Regardless, many Bunny Breakfast participants are already looking forward to the festival, which will be held at Lonergan Park on Saturday May 29.

Charlotte LaPorte, festival chairman, said the proceeds of the breakfast will help cover costs such as free admissions, the Dunk Booth, House Bouncy's, face painting, caricatures, a Teddy Bear Parade and much more.

At the end of the event, Mayor Browning announced that the 50/50 raffle made $50.50

Sitting at a table during the raffle announcement was patron Sarah Wright, formerly of North Syracuse.

Wright said she enjoyed the event, and that her kids "loved it." It was their second year attending the breakfast.

"All of the community activities would be affected by the revenue cuts," Wright said. "It's sad because all of the things we grew up doing [that] our kids won't be able to do."

Wright's kids were able to experience breakfast with the Easter bunny this year, and hopefully they will next year, too.

Attached photo: Amanda Gillis and her son Gabe buy raffle tickets as Vera Desimone looks on from behind the raffle table. Photo by Barb Ackerman-Rachetta

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