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Douglas County adds twist to Easter egg hunts
by Bill Baldowski
April 10, 2014 11:56 AM | 3319 views | 0 0 comments | 36 36 recommendations | email to a friend | print
From left, lifeguards Tabitha Langley of Winston and Austin Barrett of Douglasville will take part in the underwater Easter egg hunt at Boundary Waters Aquatic Center Saturday, April 12.
From left, lifeguards Tabitha Langley of Winston and Austin Barrett of Douglasville will take part in the underwater Easter egg hunt at Boundary Waters Aquatic Center Saturday, April 12.
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Leave it to Douglas County Parks and Recreation Department to give its residents a new twist on an old tradition -- the Easter egg hunt.

This Saturday at 1 p.m. and again at 2:15, Boundary Waters Park at 5000 Ga. Hwy. 92 North/166 East, will host a unique underwater Easter egg hunt at its aquatic center.

“Many groups and organizations sponsor Easter egg hunts, but we always like to give something of a new twist to these annual events,” said Chad Griffin of the Douglas County Recreation Department.

There will be no other events taking place at the aquatic center during the underwater Easter egg hunt time periods, officials said.

Jim Gay, superintendent of the aquatic center, said the event, which drew more than 130 youngsters last year, is one of the county’s most popular Easter-related activities.

It is open to youngsters 7 through 12 and the charge is $3 per person.

Gay said the plastic eggs are weighted down and have holes in the shells so they can sink to the bottom.

Although the plastic eggs are empty, aquatic center employees distribute gift bags to all the children taking part.

“The kids names are also registered on cards and then put into a bucket and names are selected out of the bucket for special prizes at the end of the hunt,” Gay said.

This is a recreation department-hosted event.



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