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Jump on in! George C. Brown Community Pool opens today

June 3, 2011

Keeping the waters safe this summer at the George C. Brown Community Pool are (front, from left) Brinkley Gray, Alex Heitzenrater, Haley Murray, Nickita Martz, Alicia Switlick, Emily Travis, Rachel Humble, Amber Baker; (back) Tyler Titus, Tyler Presloid, Alex Fedigan, Jeff Overly and James Overly. (Photo by Holly Bloom/The Punxsutawney Spirit)

PUNXSUTAWNEY — Staff members at the George C. Brown Community Pool gathered Wednesday to plan for the pool’s opening today.

Lisa Switlick, of SPLASH, said she’s excited to begin a summer filled with events, parties and daily activities.

This summer, the pool will host weekly games such as watermelon races; treasure hunt diving; centipede races; and even contests to race one of the pool staff’s lifeguards.

Bigger events this year include a Saturday, June 11, event hosted by the pool and the Punxsutawney Coalition Against Drugs, “Splash into Summer,” with free admission from noon to 3 p.m., games and prizes.

Another well-known event will be the Duck Derby July 12, during which each participant will be asked to buy a duck to be released at one end of the pool. The duck that reaches the opposite side of the pool will win its owner a prize.

All proceeds will benefit the pool.

HOURS:
The George C. Brown Community Pool opens today at Harmon Field.
Pool hours are noon to 6 p.m. Friday through Wednesday and from noon to 8 p.m. Thursday.

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