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Hingham's Derby Street Shoppes to welcome spring with weekend festivities

Posted by Jessica Bartlett  March 27, 2012 12:45 PM

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With spring closely on winter’s heels, Hingham’s Derby Street Shoppes will start up their outdoor activities this upcoming month with a variety of games, photo opportunities, and fundraisers in the outdoor shopping center.

According to a release, on Saturday, March 31, the Shoppes will host spring family fun from 11 a.m. till 2 p.m.

The event includes an egg hunt, obstacle course, egg toss, ‘Pin the Tail on the Bunny’ game, bunny hopping, and spring crafts. Games will also include giveaways and prizes.

All events will be held outdoors at the Derby Street Shoppes’ Hidden Pond, located behind Whole Foods Market, and marks the first outdoor experience this spring.

“We were going to have a winter event, but unfortunately it never got cold enough, so we’re excited to finally have an event at the pond and get the community together,” said Adrienne Cicero with the Shoppes.

Additionally, the Shoppes will host a second spring event on Saturday April 7 from 11 a.m. til 2 p.m. at the Community House next to R.E.I.

Roberta Bunny will be there to meet and greet with kids while a cupcake sale from White’s Pastry Shop will occur nearby. All proceeds from the Cupcake Sale will go to the Germantown Neighborhood Center in Quincy.

Cupcakes will be sold for $2 per cupcake or $10 for a half-dozen, and customers will even get an opportunity to decorate their own cupcakes.

“It is important to the Derby Street Shoppes to help out the surrounding community,” said Niamh O’Maille, Marketing Coordinator for the Shoppes. “Every dollar counts for the Germantown Neighborhood Center in the neighboring town of Quincy [and] we hope that the Hingham Community will enjoy tasty cupcakes from White’s Pastry Shop.”

The Shoppes have done numerous fundraisers in the past year to help the community center, which aids over a thousand adults, youths, and seniors every year living in a challenging social and financial environment.

Hopefully, this year’s Cupcake sale will be as successful as previous efforts, Cicero said.

“Germantown Neighborhood Center is something that we continually support and we’re looking to just sell some cupcakes, have treats for our customers, and hopefully it will support the cause as well.”

Organizers are hopeful that both events will bring out approximately 150 people.

“We’re definitely looking to have as many people as possible. We know its Easter weekend, but we thought it would be a fun spring activity for the center,” Cicero said.

For more information on the Shoppes or on the activities therein, visit their website.

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