Springtime brings annual Easter Parade to Ponte Vedra preschool


Easter came early in Ponte Vedra as Christ Episcopal Church’s preschool students took to the playground Friday Mar. 18 to the tune of the Easter Bunny Hop for its annual parade.

The groups of children made their rounds to the awe of the crowd as they showed off their creatively adorned Easter hats -- a crop of accessories that pulled from kid favorites like "Spider Man," Disney Pixar’s "Cars" and "Star Wars," as well as the more traditional motifs of flowers and rabbits for the holiday.

“The parents help them decorate their hats and they just love walking around and showing them to everyone,” said Lisa Skowfoe, publicity chair for Christ Episcopal Church Preschool in Ponte Vedra. “They get really creative with them!”

Their artistic chops showed as students made their way around the parade’s path with top hats and woven bonnets covered in colorful decorations; pink and green grass, plastic eggs and plush chicks on some, light sabers, bunny ears and glitter on others.

Both children and parents alike sang and marched along for the celebration, kids posing and graciously accepting compliments for their Easter attire.

“It’s just a tradition we’ve kept for a long time,” Skowfoe said. “And a fun, sweet little event for the kids and their families.”