It’s time for a community pool party

Isabelle Silva, left, Reesa Rice and Jenna Monahan assist Nora, Connor and Seth Shepherd with floating on their backs while Nancy Heffner looks on during a swimming instructor/lifeguard training day held Wednesday, June 21 at the Honey Lake Valley Community Pool. After more than a decade since Roosevelt Pool closed, the hopes and dreams of hundreds of local children and their families finally become a reality with the opening of the Honey Lake Valley Community Swimming Pool this week. A ribbon cutting ceremony will be held at 1 p.m. today, Tuesday, June 27. The event is open to the community and those in attendance are welcome to wear their swimming suits for a big “jump in” at the conclusion of the ceremony. On Wednesday, June 28, the pool will host a soft opening to the public followed by a grand opening on Saturday, July 1. The pool provides a variety of activities for people of all ages including swimming lessons, water aerobics, yoga and cross fitness training. More information about the programs can be found at or by calling 252-5101 to sign up for a class. Photo submitted