The Easter Bunny stops by Schaeffer’s Harley-Davidson

Photo by Carl Hess Jackson Wisser, 3, of Hamburg.
Photo by Carl Hess Carol Schaeffer leads the Easter Bunny back to the showroom for some more photos after the Egg Hunts.

Plenty of smiles and even some tears signified that it was that time of year again for pictures with the Easter Bunny at Schaeffer’s Harley-Davidson in Orwigsburg.

People of all ages and all over lined up for the chance to get their picture with not only the bunny, but also with a purple Harley-Davidson motorcycle with a sidecar. In just under six hours, hundreds of photos were taken with a total of $1,807 raised for the Muscular Dystrophy Association. That amount was nearly $250 more than last year.

While waiting for their photos to be processed, attendees enjoyed looking at the bikes on display as well as a playroom upstairs for the younger guests. Outside there were more games including a bouncy house and of course food.

While some were eager for their photo with the large bunny, others were less than thrilled at being close to the creature on the bike. It was the third child into the day that made it very well known that he was not going to be in the photo, even if it became a family photo.


“I won’t be in it,” said the young boy when his family said that they would be in the photo with him.

Others took their photos like old pros as this specific event has become a tradition for the family. Staff and volunteers commented on how much the children have grown from when they first started coming to Schaeffer’s for the photo as tiny babies and were now starting school.

Guests were treated to a unique picture with the Easter Bunny while at the same time helping out a great cause, MDA.

Coming up this Saturday is Schaeffer’s MDA Block Party. For more information visit

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Shea Singley

Shea Singley is the editor of The Hamburg Area Item. She grew up in Berks County and spent three years at the University of Arizona, Tucson, where she double majored in Creative Writing and English before transferring to Kutztown University where she majored in Professional Writing. Shea graduated from Kutztown University in 2012 and during that time completed an internship in the publication department of a non-profit organization in Washington, DC. She joined Berks-Mont Newspapers in March of 2013 and had enjoyed getting the chance to explore the Hamburg area and meet the readers. Reach the author at or follow Shea on Twitter: @hamburgitem.