By Jan Rahn
The Grant City Pool will open for the season on Monday, May 27–Memorial Day.
According to manager Brittany Pofahl, the heater is running and the water is a toasty 90 degrees. The temperature forecast for opening day is also at 90 degrees!
Pofahl is in her seventh year in the capacity of pool manager. Assistant managers will be Jessie Woodmancy and Rachel Patrick.
Lifeguards in addition to Woodmancy and Patrick include Elliot Carlson, Sam Rowley, Christian White, Samantha Snogren, Stephanie Schrotberger, Timothy Johnson and Kylie Hanson.
Prior to opening, the pool underwent the usual annual cleaning and maintenance to prepare it for the summer season.
According to Parks and Rec Director Connie Pofahl, the hope is that all of the old equipment stays in working condition throughout the summer. She looks forward to an accident-free, fun-filled summer for families who spend time at the pool and ballfields.
• Monday-Thursday: Open swim 1-5:30 p.m.; lap swim 5:30-6:30 p.m.; open swim 6:30-8 p.m.
• Friday: Open swim 1-5:30 p.m.; lap swim 5:30-6:30 p.m.
• Saturday-Sunday: Open swim 1-6 p.m.
Passes for the season are available either at the pool or at Grant City Hall at 4th and Central.
• Daily fees: Adult $4, student $3, senior citizen $3.
• Family pass $75.
• Student passes $35 for kindergarten through 12th grade.
• Adult $40.
• Senior citizen $35 for ages 60 and above.
• A family or group may hold a private pool party for a charge of $30 plus fees for a lifeguard.
• Beginning on Monday, June 10, water aerobics will be held Monday-Wednesday-Friday from 5:30-6:30 p.m. Those possessing a season pass will gain free entry. Others will be charged $20 plus daily fee.
• Red Cross swimming lessons will be held June 24-28.
The ball fields have been cleaned and chalked for the summer season, with several teams in several age groups ready for America’s favorite pastime.
Groundskeeper at the fields on the western edge of Grant is Brian Hightower.
Concessionaires include Emily Kemling who will manage the stand, Amanda Reichert and Claire Friedel.
Anyone interested in volunteering as an umpire is asked to call city hall at 352-2100. Coaches volunteering for the teams include: Girls t-Ball, Tami Cook and Adair Reese; boys t-ball, Brittney Soper, Michelle Buchanan and Amy Kroeker; pony boys, Chuck Humphrey, Shayne Hite and Steve Snyder; peewee boys, Trent Patrick; junior girls, Jana Turner.
Game schedules appear on Page 10 of this week’s issue.