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By Dena Wood
The Times 

Community Groups Step in to Support Pool

Free Family Swim Days at Waitsburg pool will offset Saturday closures


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Friends of the Waitsburg Pool President Trevor Johnson presents a $1,000 check to City Manager Randy Hinchliffe to go towards the purchase of a new solar pool cover.

WAITSBURG – Operating and maintaining the Waitsburg City Pool can be a drain on the city's budget, but council members continue to agree that keeping the community asset up and running is worth the effort and expense. This year, several community groups have stepped in to lend a helping hand.

The donor that has sponsored Saturday swims in recent years has bowed out this year, which means the pool will be open on weekdays only. City Manager Randy Hinchliffe told the city council that, surprisingly, Saturday is typically the slowest day of the week at the pool. He attributed that to the li...

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