Hooray the pool is open

Published 10:02 am Friday, June 7, 2013

To the editor:

Saturday, June 1 my family was lucky enough to attend the summer season open house at the Polk County pool. I would like to thank the pool staff and Polk County Recreation department for doing such a wonderful job providing a safe, fun environment for my kids.

Our girls first started swimming lessons at the pool when they were five. I have watched them gain self confidence over the years as they improved their skills and developed a genuine love for swimming.

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We are very lucky to have this in Polk county.  I encourage everyone to visit if they haven’t already.

I consider the pool to be a genuine asset for our county.  One that I hope we can continue to support for many years to come. The rumor mill tells me that the county may be considering eliminating the pool

How horrible that would be.  I am very happy to pay taxes to support the pool, even in these tight financial times. Lets spend our money wisely, keep those assets which benefit many and eliminate those that only benefit a few. I believe the latter is easy enough to find.

– Cathy Hoosier