‘Spring’ replacing ‘Easter’ events as groups try hard not to offend

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In Boynton Beach, they are still bucking a national trend that is reducing the Easter Bunny to a “Spring Bunny” and Easter eggs to “spring spheres.”

The city’s senior center is hosting an Easter show and an Easter bonnet contest on Thursday . The senior center is expecting about 120 people for its popular festivities.

But by next year, even that might be gone.

“We’ll probably be changing soon,” said Ann Foster, a recreation specialist at the Boynton Beach Senior Center. “I’ve heard there is a lot of controversy. Now people say, ‘holiday party’ and ‘holiday show.’ I don’t know where we’re going with all this.”

The quiet de-Easterization of the bunny seems to have surfaced about six years ago, in shopping malls and some cities. The Boca Raton Town Center mall sponsors a “Bunny Bash Extravaganza” and the “Spring Bunny” has been visiting the Gardens Mall for years.

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