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Bunnies and Bonnets Parade Brings Thousands Downtown

The 14th annual Easter parade was a huge draw for Campbell thanks to the participants that made it all happen.

More than 5,000 peeps packed downtown Campbell Saturday afternoon to watch bands, bagpipes, bassets and the Easter Bunny strut their stuff down W. Campbell Avenue in the 14th annual .

"This parade means community," Catherine Hickinbotham of Campbell said. "It makes Campbell feel like a small town. You see people you know and everyone is in a good mood. It's cool to see the creativity that goes into floats, too."

Another Campbell resident, 9-year-old Jessica Berton, said she'd been waiting all year for the parade to come around.

"I love coming here because you get to see the Easter bunny and, no matter how old you are, you just get to have a good time," she said.

As the crowd hooted and hollered in support of the marchers, and the Campbell Patch , many parade participants handed out candy and other goodies to eagerly outstretched hands. The event even brought out-of-towners into the fold.

"I go to a lot of parades," Scott Blake of San Jose said. "Usually they are very spectator driven, but this seems to really involve people. It's much more of a community event."

Dana Smith April 09, 2012 at 02:59 AM
I believe that this was our 14th parade -- def not 32!
Michelle Fitzsimmons April 09, 2012 at 03:47 AM
Thank you for the correction, Dana! I just updated the article. Were you at the parade?
russell pipkin April 09, 2012 at 04:49 AM
what state r y'all in. I'm from texas and we have some cool parades in small towns to. looks like everyone had a great time. happy easter to all
Bethany Curran April 09, 2012 at 03:25 PM
Russell, we're in Campbell, California :) And, yes, we did have a great time! Hope you had a happy Easter too.
Ron Gaydos April 09, 2012 at 05:53 PM
Hi all my friends. I had a wonderful time showing off my Easter Egg Covered Wagon Wheelchair. I get so inspired to see ALL of the happy smiling kids watching me as I Parade down the street. It's quite an honor. You could see last years Parade & all my other events @ LilOscarsWagon.com. & I liked everyone so please give me a LIKE on Facebook. @ https://www.facebook.com/LilOscarsWagon. Thanks Again Everyone!

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