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    Easter in the Park – Forty-Five Years of Hop(e)! Sisters’ 45th Anniversary Easter Celebration

    Thousands turned out to join the Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence in Dolores Park on Sunday, March 31, 2024, for the annual not-to-be-missed contest where a new Hunky Jesus and Foxy Mary are chosen based on audience response.


    “Ken Jesus” (Ken Ferraris, who has an impressive arts and fashion background) was selected as this year’s Hunky Jesus. Ferraris was the longtime Visual Director for Barneys New York. He was also “Mr. February” for the 2022 Bare Chest Calendar ( “Golden Jesus” was the runner up.

    Puta Mary (Celestina Pearl), holding a “Sex Worker Rights Are Human Rights” sign, won the Foxy Mary contest, edging out other competitors such as Extra Virgin Mary and Immaculate Confection Mary. 


    Sister Roma, Honey Mahogany, and San Francisco Bay Times columnist Sister Dana shared the on-stage emcee/host roles. Entertainment was provided by invited artists including Kat Robichaud, Sister Phyllis, Sugar Bear, and more.

    Additional activities included the Bonnet Contest for adults and the Children’s Easter held separately with the Easter Bunny on hand to oversee fun games and story time.

    Easter in the Park, held annually, is free and open to all. The Sisters collect donations to help cover expenses and support the organization’s grant fund.

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    Published on April 4, 2024