Frequently Asked Questions

Why do you have your event on Easter Sunday?

On Easter Sunday in 1979 a small group of friends gathered for a Birthday Celebration. The word spread of the event, and the following year in 1980 they set up a sound system and sent out invitations. This was the beginning of Bunnies on the Bayou. In the mid-80’s, admission of a bag of food for local charities was required to enter the event. During the 90’s, the event grew again, and the location changed to the Wortham Center. Instead of food, Bunnies began to raise money for local charities which seek to improve the quality of life of individuals within our community.

How much money has been raised for the community?

Over the last 7 years we have given more than $820,000 to local charities. In 2016, we gave away $156,000. Our event is paid for in advance through in-kind and cash donations from companies and individuals. The entire event is paid for before we open the gate, so 100% of the funds raised at the gate go directly to our beneficiaries. Our Hosts provide their time and financial support to the organization in order to keep overall cost at a minimum.

How do charities apply for funding?

Local charities 501(c) (3) are able to send us funding request for specific programs or capital improvements. We run press releases in local community papers to notify organizations of our deadlines for requests. Our Charities committee also calls past beneficiaries to inform them of our deadlines.

How many people attend and do they stay?

Over the past several years there has been a steady increase in attendance. The Bunnies 37th party 2016, had over 3,000 attendees.

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