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Kids splash into Spring at Rock Island's first underwater Easter egg hunt

ROCK ISLAND, Illinois - The Rock Island Parks and Recreation hosted their first annual underwater Easter egg hunt on Saturday. 
The event took place at the Rock Island Fitness and Activity Center. 
Hundreds of empty eggs were dumped into the pool for kids to grab. 
Organizers say they saw the idea and decided to bring it to the Quad Cities and the turnout has been great. 
They were expecting about 40 kids but 140 showed up on Saturday. 
The funds raised will go to creating more family-friendly events. 
"Rock Island Parks really focuses a lot on getting the word out to families and having family involvement and engagement in our community. That's why we really want offer so there is multiple age groups and age ranges for the families to come out and really enjoy themselves together," says special events/fundraising manager Dan Gleason. 
There was also a photo booth station, coloring contest, and games. 
The Parks and Recreation will be hosting their annual outdoor Easter Egg Hunt at Lincoln Park Saturday, March 24 at 9:30 a.m. 
It's a free event and everyone is welcomed. 


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