Sunday, July 21, 2024

Ten Questions with Hip Hop the Bunny

Lily and Hip Hop. (Williamsburg Downtown)

HISTORIC TRIANGLE — “Ten Questions with” is a series that allows readers to get to know local business leaders, volunteers and community members in the Historic Triangle.

This week, meet Hip Hop the Bunny.

What is your job title and description?

Hip Hop the Bunny! I am the official Bunny for Williamsburg Downtown! I hide eggs for 600 children at the FREE community egg hunt, take photos with families for our photo fundraiser and hop into all the local businesses and restaurants downtown to visit and see what amazing things they have for spring!

Do you have tips for kids to help them find their Easter treats?

Look high and low, sometimes I like to find unique hiding places for older kids. Be patient while looking and you are sure to find some!

How do you decide your hiding locations for your eggs?

I like to hide near flowering plants because it gives me a chance to smell how lovely they are! I also love tall grass both to munch on and to hide eggs because it is just tall enough to cover the eggs.

How do you interact with the local community?

I love to hop around downtown and see all the business owners and staff. I love seeing the visitors and locals who are strolling around downtown Williamsburg.

What is something about your job that most people wouldn’t know about?

I have a team of bunnies who help hide eggs. Santa magic handles time differently. My magic requires being fast to start with, so I make sure my team of bunnies are the fastest, and swiftest and wisest bunnies in the whole wide world. You can read about how I find those amazing bunnies in “The Country Bunny and Her Little Gold Shoes” by DuBose Heyward. The Williamsburg Library is a great place to take out the book as well as one of my favorite places to enjoy!

(Williamsburg Downtown)

How do you define success?

I define success as a wonderful spring season. I want to see the flowers are all up and blooming, the children are happy opening eggs of goodies, families are all gathered together and enjoying each other’s company.

What is your most successful accomplishment to date?

Last year was our very first Community Egg Hunt with Williamsburg Downtown and it was amazing! We are excited to make it even better this year!

What is your favorite part of being in the Historic Triangle?

My favorite part of being in the Historic Triangle is the beautiful gardens and buildings. There is nothing better than hopping around in patches of flowers and grass and viewing all the amazing buildings and shop in Downtown Williamsburg!

What do you do for downtime/to relax?

I love spending time with every bunny in my family, hopping around downtown, and coloring Easter eggs! I know coloring eggs is part of my job, but it is also fun and relaxing to be crafty and artistic. That’s why I always have lots of opportunities at our egg hunt to be creative with other games and activities!

Where can the community visit you this season?

At the free community Easter Egg Hunt on Saturday, March 30 at Zable Stadium. Registration and a timeslot are required. Please bring your own baskets for eggs. We look forward to seeing you there!

Do you want to learn more about your community and the people who live and work in the Historic Triangle? We are looking for people with interesting jobs, super volunteers, or community leaders to showcase. Reach out to let us know if you (or someone you know) would like to be considered for Ten Questions.

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