Well, I have to confess. I didn’t know nearly as much about this annual event as I should. But, there’s always time to learn. The third annual Aquatic Easter Egg Hunt is coming up on Thursday at your Laramie Community Recreation Center.

I had the opportunity to speak with Mel Owen, the administrative assistant at the center. She told me that it’s been growing in popularity since it first began in 2010.

Children 10 and under are invited to attend. Everything gets under way at 7 PM sharp on Thursday, April 5. Mel suggested that those children and parents who want to come be there at least 15 to 30 minutes early as the event is drawing larger crowds each time it’s held.

Here’s how it works.  Plastic eggs are placed in the leisure pool and the kids are encouraged to grab all they can. There are over 400 eggs to hunt and some of the them are “prize” eggs. They’ll have pennies and nickels in them and the nickel eggs can be redeemed for a variety of prizes including candy and toys.

Mel said this is a great, family-oriented event and it’s a blast for kids 10 and under.  The event is absolutely free for members of the Rec Center.  Those who are not yet members can purchase a day pass to participate.

For more information, contact the office at the Laramie Community Recreation Center at (307) 721-5269.