There was no shortage of Easter fun during the weekend with egg hunts, prizes and the Easter Bunny at Rawlins Municipal Library and the Oahe Family YMCA.
Rawlins Director Abby Edwardson said their two egg hunt and breakfast sessions on Saturday drew a larger crowd than they initially anticipated. Edwardson reported that 62 kids and adults showed up at their first session and 80 at the second. Youth Services Coordinator Ginny Kaus said the library initially had 70 kids registered between the two events before Saturday morning.
Edwardson said the rest came by as walk-ins for the library's breakfast with the Easter Bunny, egg hunt and stations for coloring and Easter baskets.
The YMCA and the City of Pierre also held their 12th annual Underwater Easter Egg Hunt, with about 40-50 kids showing up on Sunday.
Three groups of kids — 6 and under, 7-9 and 10 and older — jockeyed for plastic eggs lifeguards scattered in the pool right before they jumped into the water. And the kids received prizes for the eggs they retrieved.
There were no worries for the kids who couldn't snag an egg from the water. The city's recreation superintendent Mindy Cheap said every participating kid walked away with something.
Pierre resident Danya Spears took the day's big win with the gold prize, the biggest Easter basket filled with goodies.