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Fun and Prizes On Tap For Philadelphia’s Easter Parade, This Sunday

(Some participants in the 2011 Easter parade.  Credit: Randall E. Scott)

(Some participants in the 2011 Easter parade. Credit: Randall E. Scott)

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By John McDevitt

PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — Grab your best Easter bonnet, and head to South Street on Sunday for Philadelphia’s 81st annual Easter promenade and parade.

As always, the public is invited to show off their Easter finery.

If you want to participate in the parade, registration is at 12:30pm on Sunday at the corner of Passyunk Avenue and South Street.

Then, around one o’clock, you can get a pair of rabbit ears and join a big brass band, some Mummers, and some vintage cars as they make their way down South Street toward the Headhouse Shambles, at 2nd and Lombard.

And there will be contests for all.  Kristal Souvanlasy, acting executive director of the South Street Headhouse District, runs down the categories:  “Best dressed. Best Easter hat. Best dressed woman.  Best dressed man.  Best dressed child.  Best dressed family.  So, it’s all ages.”

First place winners get gift certificates to several businesses in the district.

There  will be plenty of Easter candy, and word is that the Easter Bunny himself will make an appearance.

Photo Gallery:  Philadelphia’s 2011 Easter Parade