Wednesday, May 25, 2011

Aquatic Center to Open Monday - New Additions

 This new aquatic wheelchair will make it easier for caregivers to bring handicapped pool goers into the zero depth entry area.

 The new toddler slide is installed and close to being ready to be used.

 Getting the pool ready for opening day.

Village Maintenance Supervisor John Mueller, left, and Village Board Chairman Alan Michl, right, install the new turtle toddler slide.

The Exeter Aquatic Center is scheduled to open for it's third season on Monday, May 30th starting at 1:30 p.m.  New this year to the pool will be a toddler slide and an aquatic wheelchair.
The toddler slide is a turtle and is placed in the zero depth area so that small children can slide into the shallow area of the pool safely.  The aquatic wheelchair is all plastic and can be wheeled into the pool.  The sides move away for easy maneuvering.
The two new items were made possible by donations and grant money.  Rhonda Stokebrand, a former manager of the pool and pool committee member has faithfully pursued raising the funds for these two projects.
The Village received $1,500 from the Mary F. Tous Charitable Foundation, to go toward both of the items, along with $400.00 from the Fillmore County Foundation. The Fillmore County Hospital donated $95.00 from their denim days fundraiser toward the wheelchair and the United Methodist Women donated $100.00 toward the wheelchair.
Other donors to the project included Kenneth and LaVonne Guthrie and Harre Brothers.

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