Eating delicious food, spending time with the Easter Bunny and having pure fun is what children and their family can expect during the Third Annual Breakfast with the Easter Bunny event Saturday, according to Mandy Ray, manager of Tarboro’s Classic Diner.
The event will be from 8 until 11 a.m. at 105 E. Pitt Street and is dedicated to all customers as a way for the business to show their appreciation to the community.
“The children will come in, eat Mickey Mouse pancakes, sit and have their pictures taken with the Easter Bunny and just have a lot of fun,” Ray said. “The Easter Bunny, of course, will hop around and talk to them and will also give them Easter eggs. The event is just for the kids and is a way to show our appreciation to the customers, just because we like to have fun. We love to have an excuse to have an event for the children.”
This year, diner staff is expecting a full house — just like previous years. Ray said to ensure an orderly procession, customers will be given a numbered ticket and will served in order.
And for the first time, Harper Doughtie, a 5-year-old battling leukemia, will have a private breakfast with the Easter Bunny. Harper shared a jolly time with Old Saint Nick during the Breakfast with Santa event.
Harper, the daughter of Matthew and Victoria Doughtie, will get to visit with the Easter bunny beginning at 7 a.m. if her health allows.
Last December, according to Ray, the children and parents who stood patiently in line clapped for Doughtie as she finished her stay with Santa and was escorted to her parent’s car.
Ray said she hopes this Saturday will be just as special for her.