?It appears donations may help several aquatics
operations stay open this summer.
In Findlay, Ohio, Riverside Park Pool will open, thanks
to contributions from Handbags that Help, a
women’s giving circle; the local United Way; and
Cooper Tire and Rubber Co. — which will help
offset operational expenses. As of mid-February, the Tulsa
(Okla.) Parks Department had raised $70,000 toward the goal
of $300,000 in its “Break the Ice” pool
drive. And in March, community leaders in Newbury, Mass.,
voted to appeal to residents for contributions to pay for
summer lifeguards at Plum Island beach.