Over 50 local youngsters came together at the Harriston Kinsmen Pool for a day of fun in the sun and to raise money for new pool equipment and toys for next season. Among the toys we are hoping to buy are: boats and floaters for the children, as well as flippers and swimming lesson equipment.
The day kicked off with a celebrity jump, with jumpers: Minto Mayor David Anderson, Fall Fair Ambassador Jessica Oelschlagel, Miss Ontario Fire Fighter Emily Burgess, Wellington County Queen of the Furrow Katherine Clyne, two local radio personalities and two members of the 2010 CELP (Community Environmental Leadership Program) class. The day consisted of a barbecue, a carnival, including a chance for youngsters to make their own superhero cape (superheroes was the theme for the day) nail painting, temporary tattoos and lots of other fun stuff. We also had a huge slip-and-slide out, which the kids loved!! Our main goal was to give the youngsters a chance to have a fun-filled day while enjoying the nice weather and the pool. The money raised was all icing on the cake! With the help of our sponsors and the jumpers’ hard work, we raised over $1,700, much more than expected!
Lindsay Welsh is head lifeguard at the Harriston Pool.