Vegas never disappoints. Did you know there’s an organization dedicated to delivering Easter baskets to Las Vegas’ children in need, you can meet the Easter Bunny in the Valley of Fire then quench your thirst over a special Easter menu at the HofBraühaus?
Easter E Bunny Hops to Help Children in Need
Image source: E Bunny
E Bunny is a community outreach program dedicated to delivering Easter Baskets to the children of homeless and displaced families in Las Vegas.
At the core of this non profit is Barbara Kenig. Kenig started the program in 2001 after realizing how large the homeless children population was in Las Vegas. She originally started E Bunny in Detroit, Michigan and estimates 2000-3000 Easter Baskets are delivered to homeless children in Vegas each year. Barbara Kenig was awarded the Leif Erickson Hometown Hero award in 2013 and discusses her work in this interview.
According to their E Bunny page:
We will be passing out baskets on Saturday April 4th to disadvantaged children on the streets of LV, and will be at UMC Children’s Hospital on Sunday! Thanks to everyone for making
this Easter special for our children! When the kids ask us where the baskets come from, we tell them from people who care about them!
E Bunny accepts basket donations throughout the year and operates in partnership with community programs like the Las Vegas Rescue Mission, Opportunity Village and Casa de Luz.
Easter Hike in the Valley of Fire
The Valley of Fire is just an hour northeast of Las Vegas and is the oldest state park in Nevada. You’ll find 3,000 year old Indian Petroglyphs among the incredible red sandstone rock formations the park is named for.
On April 5th, keep an eye out for The Easter Bunny. He’s been known to hop around the Valley of Fire’s campgrounds and is expected to be out and about from 8:30 am. to 12:00 pm.
Per details on the Nevada State Parks site, the Easter Bunny will be at the following locations handing out treats and ready for photo opps:
- Arch Rock Campground
- Atlatl Rock Campground
- Atlatl Rock picnic area
- Group Use Campground
- Seven Sisters
- Mouse’s Tank picnic area
- The visitor center
Hoppy Easter, Beers and Steiners at the Hofbraühaus
The Hofbräuhaus is located east of the Strip on 4510 Paradise Rd. Every Sunday live music is provided by house band Die Biermeister. This Sunday HofBraühaus is offering a special Easter menu, Bavarian-style with:
asparagus soup “Black Forest” with ham, croutons and chives; asparagus salad with tomato vinaigrette; herb crusted lamb chops and Frischer Erdbeerkuchen, a homemade strawberry cake served with vanilla sauce and ice cream
Treat yourself to an extra pint if you had a good hike in the Valley of Fire. sign up for the Hofbraühaus newsletter and get a coupon for a free beer.