Rec Center hosts Easter Egg Dip

NORTH PLATTE, Neb. (KNOP) - Families filled the pool at the North Platte Recreation Center Friday night for the first "Easter Egg Dip."

The event was split into two waves for collecting eggs: Kids aged two to five began at 7:30 p.m. and kids aged six to nine began at 8:00 p.m. After that, the pool and waterslide were open for family swimming.

The pool was filled with 1600 eggs during each wave of children. After the collection, kids could turn their eggs in for a prize of their choice. The prizes were donated by Retired and Senior Volunteer Program and an anonymous donor.

Colton Way was at the dip and said he picked his prize, a plastic Tic-tac-toe set, to play it with his mom.

"My mom and me when I was younger and didn't have a brother, we used to play Tic-tac-toe all the time and we had to play it on like a piece of paper so I got this so we don't have to keep on grabbing pieces of paper," said Way.

The event was free for Rec Center members and for non-members, it was the cost of a daily admission for kids, with adults or caregivers accompanying them, free.

Trudy Merritt, Recreation Leader with the North Platte Recreation Department, said it's a great way to kick-off summer swim lessons season and she loves seeing families having a night out swimming together. She also said she hopes to have the event next year.