Herkimer, N.Y. - It was a loud but very welcome sight Saturday morning as the Easter Bunny came through both Herkimer and Little Falls in fire trucks waving to kids and adults who have been cooped up inside this spring because of the coronavirus pandemic.
One of those to venture out was Amanda Miller of Herkimer with her kids, "It’s nice to have the kids be excited and have something different to happen because they’re stuck inside all the time lately."
Jim Marrone and his wife Elma thought there was a fire and much to their surprise when the came out onto their porch, the Easter Bunny came waving by.
Elma Marrone says it was nice to get out of the house and she definitely appreciates the effort of both the firefighters and police officers who brought smiles to people's faces during this difficult time, "Figure there must be something going on and then just to see those guys taking time to realize that so many people are home waiting for something to happen."
Little Falls Mayor Mark Blask was glad to be a part of the Little Falls Fire Department's parade through town, "We've been meeting a couple of times a week to just come up with ideas on how we can maintain safety within the city but also come up with things for people to do to get back to a little bit of normalcy. Everybody’s been so great with a social distancing, we know how hard it is this time of year, it’s not natural to stay inside. Normally we would be outside with friends and family so that’s why today this is called 'Stay at home with your Peeps'. We want people to be safe we want them to stay home but also not to miss out on all the Easter fun."