amilies from around the area converged on Gulfport’s Recreation Center for Fun in the Sun Day on Saturday, April 4. There was something for everyone: bounce houses and train rides, balloon toys, free hot dogs, and an Easter egg hunt for the smallest visitors. Hundreds of people turned out for the event, which was sponsored by the city of Gulfport, Stetson Law’s Public Service Fellows and various local businesses and associations.
Alyssa Gipson, 5, of St. Petersburg, shows off the Easter eggs she collected Saturday at Gulfport’s Fun in the Sun event. “We’re having a great time,” said her mother Ineke Gipson. She said Alyssa’s favorite activity was climbing on the fire truck “because she wants to be a firefighter.”
Aleah Marshall of St. Petersburg, 7 months, tries to figure out whose ears are bigger as she gets her picture taken with the Easter Bunny at Saturday’s Fun in the Sun event. Her mother, Amanda Marshall, said Aleah seemed to sense the excitement of her first Easter celebration. “I think she feels the vibe,” she said.
Sisters Donelle, 3, left, and Skyla, 4, wearing their Easter gowns and fire hats, pose with their parents Michelle Peters and Donovan Molisee after having their picture taken with the Easter Bunny Saturday at Gulfport’s Recreation Center. “It’s really nice,” Michelle said of the event. “We really appreciate it.”