PDT Staff Writer
With each passing summer, it seems that more community pools are closing across the area and now one more, also on the brink of closing, is asking for community support to improve the facilities, and to better provide recreation for area families.
“Clay pool needs the people's help,” said Gail Valentine, who works with the Clay Township Trustees who manage the pool. “We are hoping to improve the park, playground area, basketball court, tennis court, volleyball court and actual pool.”
Clay Township community pool, also known as “Roseland,” has been a landmark in Scioto County for many years.
Valentine said there are not that many pools left in the Scioto County area after the closing of Dreamland Pool.
“We can certainly feel the loss of these pools, especially for those children who do not have access to private pools,” Valentine said.
She said there are definite plans in place for improvement.
“We would like to make this a nice place for the kids of our area and also the future generation to come,” Valentine said.
Trustee Tim Hines said donations may be made at National City Bank under “Clay Pool Improvement.” He said there is also a money jar at Rosemount Convenient Mart for spare change.
Valentine also thanked Todd Warnock, principal of Clay High School, for donating two backboards for the future basketball court.
FRANK LEWIS can be reached at (740) 353-3101, ext. 232.