Swimming Pool Being Removed
New Splash Pad Area To Be Ready By Summer
In Brighter Days ...
It took five years of fundraising and volunteer labor to get the pool completed by 1958 and used through the summer of 2005.
If I am able to set up the pool display that I have in my mind (at the Newspaper
Museum In Collinsville) ...|
I would like those that grew up with the pool (or took their kids / grandkids there) to submit their favorite Collinsville pool photos (or memories) to be included in that display. -- Ted Wright -- Feb. 27, 2010
At the ground breaking ceremony Tuesday Carolyn (Keith) Smith recalled many nights that her Dad would be at the pool working after dark (after a full days work on the farm) during the volunteer construction. She said they would often work using the headlights of their cars to light their work.
I recall my own Dad and older brothers coming home after pool construction work but too young to go myself. -- Ted