Editor's View: Big bunny benefits history boosters

By: Don Chaddock, Telegraph Managing Editor
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You know Easter is almost upon us when Jim Snook, owner of the family run Snook’s Candies, is up to his elbows in chocolate bunnies. Snook works feverishly to prepare for the flood of orders slated to come in for the cute confectionary delights. His latest creation is a 3-foot tall Easter bunny weighing 17 pounds. Who would eat such a creation? When the bunny is raffled off for charity, just about anybody. Snook’s Candies offers $2 raffle tickets to win the bunny, or three tickets for $5. Proceeds benefit the Folsom History Museum. The bunny is hollow, making it easy to break apart and split among friends. “If I made it out of solid chocolate, it would weigh 75 pounds,” he said. “And I wouldn’t be able to truly cool the center.” This way, the bunny is layered, tempered and all that other fun stuff, making it the perfect height and weight to be devoured on Easter. To see the bunny for yourself, stop by the shop at Sutter and Wool streets. Tell Jim I said hi. Saturday fun Shannon Cheyne, marketing maven for the Folsom Historic District, is trying to get the word out about the district’s Second Saturday on Sutter Street events starting in a few weeks. The first one for the season is April 10 from 4 to 10 p.m. and will feature Wild Child, a Doors tribute band, performing at 8 p.m. “We’ll have so many things to do,” she said. “There will be chocolate tasting at Snook’s, wine tasting ... and live music at various venues up and down the street.” She said even Lake Natoma Inn is getting in on the fun by offering discounted room rates for those who would like to make a night of it. For more on the event, happening the second Saturday every month from April through December, visit Town hall meeting State Assemblyman Ted Gaines will be hosting a town hall meeting in Cameron Park, and that's no foolin'. The meeting will be offered from 6:30 to 8 p.m. on April 1 at Ponderosa High School Theater, 3661 Ponderosa Road in Cameron Park. For more, call his Roseville district office at (916) 774-4430. Don Chaddock is the managing editor of the Telegraph and can be reached at