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Let's Build a Waitsburg Pool!

WAITSBURG—Efforts by The Friends of the Pool and Waitsburg Parks and Recreation have been working to raise funds to build a swimming pool in Waitsburg. Both groups have written grants, still under consideration, and held fundraisers, including the “100 for $100” and the “Luck of the Duck.”

There will be three new opportunities to help raise funds for the pool in August and September.

First, The Friends of the Pool will hold a community meeting on Wednesday, August 23, at the Waitsburg Elementary School library to discuss its progress and continued goals. Ideas and support from the public will be greatly appreciated.

Are you a singer, dancer, comedian, juggler, or have some other talent? Come to the Plaza Theater on August 24 at 7:30 p.m. for information on the first annual Wing Ding Thing Talent Show. The show is open to all ages and all talents; family-friendly acts only, of course. Whatever your act, sign up for auditions at the meeting, and prepare to wow the audience in October.

Auditions will be held at the Plaza on September 11, 12, and 14. After plenty of practice, live performances of The Wing Ding Thing Talent Show will be presented on October 7 and October 14.

Tickets will be available — $15 for adults and $5 for children 12 and under. Get your ticket before they sell out.

The third opportunity will take place at the Fall Festival on September 27. This year, the proceeds from the Laurette McCaw pie contest will go towards building the pool. The Friends will sweeten the deal by selling ice cream at the event. Bakers are reminded to bring two fruit pies to enter the contest. Entry forms for the contest will be available at Waitsburg’s Banner Bank branch, Ten Ton Coffee, Waitsburg Grocery, Gaudy Gals, and American 35.

Proceeds raised from the talent and the pies will benefit the Waitsburg Swimming Pool Fund.


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