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Non-profit distributes Easter baskets in Heymann Park

Posted at 10:57 AM, Apr 03, 2021
and last updated 2021-04-04 00:07:30-04

Children in Lafayette were able to head out to Heymann Park in Lafayette Saturday to receive a free Easter basket.

The giveaway was held from 11 a.m. - 2 p.m. at the park. Baskets were available for all children ages 10 and under and all special needs individuals. In total, organizers distributed more than 700 baskets.

The event was sponsored by Helpful Neighbors, a local non-profit organization that aims to help the community.

"We decided to come together and give away Easter baskets to the community, so that we can stay involved with the community and stay in touch," explained event coordinator and councilman Abraham Rubin, joined by the Easter bunny. "Peter [Rabbit] called me and he was like, 'We really need to make sure something happens in our community."

The Easter event has been held in Heymann Park for 20 years, but this year was the first drive-thru event because of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Learn more about Helpful Neighbors here.

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