Stephanie wins the bunny hunt

BUNNY hunters were out and about in force in Barnstaple town centre this Easter. With a top prize of a Nintendo Wii games console up for grabs, scores of families set themselves the tricky task of finding mummy and daddy bunny, Betty and Barney, and all 1

BUNNY hunters were out and about in force in Barnstaple town centre this Easter.With a top prize of a Nintendo Wii games console up for grabs, scores of families set themselves the tricky task of finding mummy and daddy bunny, Betty and Barney, and all 12 of their babies hidden in various shop windows around the town.But find them they did; and the first name to be drawn from a sackful of entries was eight-year-old Stephanie Newman, from Barnstaple.Stephanie, who goes to Pilton Bluecoats School, was presented with her prize by Barnstaple Town Centre Management chairman Peter Banbury on Friday.The eagle-eyed youngster said she had spent a couple of days hunting around the High Street with her dad. "It was good fun looking around for all the bunnies and the last one I found was Beth in Apex Sport," she said. Second prize of a piece of Easter-themed jewellery, designed by Barnstaple jeweller Catherine Bishop, went to 16-year-old Jamie Butland, from Barnstaple.William McLoughlin, eight, from Bishops Tawton; four-and-a-half-year-old twins Asha and Alena Cartmell, from Barnstaple; Jasmin and Sam Small, 11 and eight from Barnstaple; Lola Daisy Webster, three-and-a-half, from Bideford; and Kieran Parr, nine, from Newport, all won Easter egg runner-up prizes.The competition was organised by Barnstaple Town Centre Management and partners in association with the North Devon Gazette. TCM chairman Peter Banbury thanked all those who entered, as well as town centre for traders for helping to stage the event.


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