You can join the effort to Save Our Pool

For more than a year, you have been hearing about the need for extensive renovations to the Vandalia Park District’s swimming pool. This Friday, you can see for yourself many of the areas that need attention.
And you can be a part of getting that work done.
As it holds its first Moonlight Madness of the summer, the pool staff will also hold a water carnival, a special event that is part of the staff’s ongoing efforts to contribute to the pot of money for pool renovations.
About $1.3 million is needed to make the improvements. Without those improvements, the state will shut down the facility, leaving the community without a vital summer service for youth and adults alike.
Since last spring, the pool staff has been selling footprints that are displayed at the pool and T-shirts recognizing the endeavor to “Save Our Pool.”
This Friday’s water carnival will feature games – including a ring toss and bean bag toss – and special water activities, including a big slide and a mechanical surfboard.
Pool Manager Lisa Robbins and her staff see how much the pool is used every summer and how important it is to continue providing that service for local youth.
They have put out a lot of time and energy to do their share on seeing that the pool renovations are completed.
This Friday, you can do your share.

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