Children who walk or bike to Cecilton Elementary School are receiving a sweet treat on the way to and from school.
After Cecilton's town/fire company/Parklands joint egg hunt earlier this month, there was candy left over. Cecilton town staff decided to put it out as a treat for children. Town maintenance supervisor Jay Paxson made a rabbit which holds a candy basket. Mayor Joe Zang's wife, Carrie, painted the rabbit. They then placed it with a note urging children to take one as they pass by town hall.
The kids are hooked.
Cecilton town administrator Mary Cooper said that children walk or ride past on their bikes and take a candy. Cooper said they usually take just one and continue to school.
Adults have also helped themselves.
"It's so cute. One little boy always stops and waves," said Cooper.
It's been such a success that plans are underway to mark other occasions with free treats.
Paxson will make other figures which will hold the candy bucket.