The Village of New Richmond is planning an Easter Bonnet Parade and Spring Festival from 11 a.m. – 4 p.m. Saturday, April 3.
According to organizers, the people and pet Easter Bonnet Parade is open to all age groups. The festivities will kick off 11 a.m. at the Cardboard Boat Museum located 311 Front Street.
An Easter Egg Hunt will be held at Festival Park on the west end of town from 11 – 11:45 a.m.
"The parade is free, no charge for entering," said organizer Cathy Kirschner. "There will be vintage cars with bright Easter colors in the parade and we are expecting the Clermont Senior bus filled with seniors in decorated bonnets and hats."
Kirschner said that mascots from New Richmond High School and Northern Kentucky University had been invited to participate. She also said that any schools, churches, groups or businesses who wanted to participate should come.
"If you want to send your school mascot down to represent your school, that would be awesome. We've invited the Chick-Fil-A Cow, Snappy Tomato guy, Frisch's Big Boy and some chickens," said Kirschner. "Ronald McDonald will be doing a magic show at around 4 p.m. at the band stand."
"No one will be turned away," said Kirschner. "Let's come out of a gloomy recession with smiles and bright colors to cheer everyone up."
Throughout the day crafters and artists will be set up along George Street and Suzanna Way. There will be a petting zoo for the kids and kids can get their photos taken with the Easter Bunny at the bandstand following the parade.
New Richmond shops along Front Street and all the restaurants will be open for shopping and dining.
Anyone wanting to get into the parade with a float e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org or call (513) 553-2222.