Letters To The Editor - Aquatics center will benefit community

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I write to encourage readers to vote in favor of the Walla Walla Water Works Family Aquatics Center.

I have been a resident of Walla Walla since 1984, and all three of our kids were raised here. I remember fondly summer days spent at Memorial Pool before it was abandoned. Families enjoying fun in the sunshine and a cool dip in the pool.

It was an essential part of our summer for many years, and its absence greatly diminished the summer recreational opportunities available for families with children.

The aquatics center will once again expand those opportunities and add many more.

Adults will benefit from exercise classes and lap swim; children of all ages will enjoy the wave pool and water slides.

With over $1 million in private funding generated, this is the perfect opportunity for the community to join with private donors to make this a true collaborative community partnership.

Even though our kids are grown and visit Walla Walla infrequently, I will vote in favor of the aquatic center. It will be a great benefit to the Walla Walla community.

Patrick Spencer
Walla Walla

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