By Mindi Kimbro,
A group of local citizens is attempting to organize and raise money to fill the municipal pool for the summer. The pool has not opened due to the city of Olney being in stage four drought restrictions, which prohibit the use of water outdoors for any reason and have made it where the pool has not been able to open.
Led by Brad Owens and Christy Watkins, the group will be attending a meeting of the Olney City Council at 6 p.m. Monday, June 10, to seek permission to move forward with fundraising efforts.
“I’d love for as much support as possible to come to that meeting,” Watkins said on Monday.
“We can go to Archer City or Graham to swim, but we’d rather keep the money in the community,” Watkins noted. “The pool is it for our kids.”
Anyone interested in helping may contact Watkins by e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org, or find either her or Owens on Facebook.