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Floating Egg Hunt Returns

Auburn Recreation and Parks District is scheduled to host its aquatic take on Easter again this weekend.

Marking its third return to Auburn, ARD is hosting its Floating Egg Hunt on Saturday, enticing families to splash into the pool and collect eggs while taking advantage of the sunshine and heated water. The event is scheduled at Sierra Pool at Recreation Park from noon to 2 p.m. Saturday.

“The pool is heated to 84 degrees so no one will be cold when they are in the water,” said Mark Brunner, ARD Recreation Services Manager. “It looks like we may catch a break with the weather and have a warm, sunny day.”

A thousand festive Easter eggs will be scattered throughout the pool. Eight participants are invited to go into the pool at a time, each with their own lane. Children who are unable to swim on their own will be able to swim in the shallower part of the pool with an adult.

Each child will have the chance to collect 10 eggs from the pool, which they can then turn in for candy and prizes. A lucky golden egg will also be hidden. The child who finds the golden egg will win a bike donated by Feed the Hungry of Auburn.

The fee is $3 a family and each child will leave with a prize. After the aquatic hunt for eggs, families are invited to stay for Parks and Rec staff games and activities. The event will feature a free balloon twister and food from Half Pint Kitchen.

Families may register at the door. For more information, visit the Floating Egg Hunt page.

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