Johnston's Memorial Park hosts bunny hop … walk


“In your Easter bonnet, with all the thrills upon it,” so starts Irving Berlin’s legendary song, “you’ll be the grandest lady in the Easter Parade.”

Those words were also appropriate for what transpired under last Thursday morning’s sparkling sunshine inside Johnston War Memorial Park.

There were, in fact, lots of grand gals and guys — who are residents at Morgan Health Center and Anchor Bay at Pocasset — and were decked out in colorful clothing as well as holiday hats and headwear for what ladies like District One Town Councilwoman Linda Folcarelli suggested “may have been the most unique Easter party in Johnston.”

Likewise, as Robert Sechio — who is the new Executive Director at Morgan Health Center — observed: “Everyone absolutely loves the Easter Bunny.”

That theory was upheld time and again for inside of two hours as children like Julian Moscarelli, 3, his father Joseph and resident Frank Garcia had their pictures taken with a classy and costumed bunny named Kelsey Moscarelli who serves as a social worker at Morgan Health Center.

“I’m really happy to be part of such a great event,” Folcarelli, who along with her sister Donna served coffee, donuts and muffins to the morning’s the grand guests who were residents at Morgan Health Center or Anchor Bay at Pocasset. “Even the walk was fun!”

The pre-Easter event borrowed a page from the JPD’s famed Walk with Cops, as staffers like Debbie Ferreira and Erin Campbell of Morgan and Laurie Spicuzza made sure those special seniors who wanted to take a trek around the picturesque park did so by either a wheelchair or under their own power.

Meanwhile, Easter came early for the day’s attendees, as super staffers from Morgan and Pocasset Bay presented each attendee with decorative holiday pails that were filled with gifts like yellow T-shirts with blue lettering, water bottles, lots of bunnies and a variety of Easter candy.

There were also special moments courtesy of “Hulk” — a special service dog that Greg Ciosek brought as an added attraction — who received almost as much attention and love as did Kelsey “The Easter Bunny” Moscarelli.


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