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.
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.