Easter Bunny rolls through Bessemer to see kids


April 14, 2020

P.J. Glisson/Daily Globe

THE EASTER Bunny begins a Saturday run down the main street of Bessemer on a fire truck supplied by the town's Volunteer Fire Department. Shown greeting the furry fella are members of an Ironwood family led by Marcin Golebiowski, who came to celebrate the event with his kids, from left, Oskar, Olaf, Otylia and Olek (hidden behind his sister). Firefighter Steve Selin drove the truck.


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Bessemer - Sunny, pleasant weather on Saturday afternoon allowed the Easter Bunny to make a special appearance throughout the streets of Bessemer.

The happy hare departed from Bessemer City Hall while standing on top of a fire engine that was offered at the courtesy of the Bessemer Volunteer Fire Department.

Small groups of children stood on the sidewalks to greet the rad rabbit, who waved energetically as kids returned the gesture with gusto.

"Happy Easter!" yelled a little girl, running from the distance to catch a view of the big bunny.

"Now, I've seen it all," said one older man, shaking his head and chuckling, as he happened to stroll by just as the event started.

After driving down the main street, the truck then made its way through numerous Bessemer streets, running its siren to let kids in each location know that Mr. Easter was approaching.

Afterward, fire truck driver Steve Selin noted that the entire route went well.

"There were many people of all ages waving and smiling," he claimed. "I think everyone had a blast."

Selin said that a suggested street route provided by Bessemer City Manager Charly Loper worked well.

In recent years, the Bessemer VFW Post 3673 has offered an Easter party for local kids, but a creative alternative was sought this year in the midst of a current state shutdown due to COVID-19 concerns.

Hence, the VFW published the bunny's truck route on its Facebook page, so that parents and kids would know what to expect.

The VFW expressed thanks to Selin, as well as his father, Mark Selin, for making the day possible. Both men are members of the Bessemer Volunteer Fire Department.

In addition, Steve is the chief of the Bessemer Township Fire Department, for which Mark is the assistant chief.


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