June 23, 2020
What a beautiful afternoon it is today! The temperature this week has been much better than the last few weeks of heat. Summer is here! The swimming pool opened June 8 for lessons only and now the pool has opened for public swimming on June 17. This year is a little different with everything that is going on. The showers aren’t open at the pool and you either have to purchase a season pass or a 5 time pass at the City Office. All money has to be handled at the City Office. We don’t want any handling of money at the pool this year. So that means no concession stand either. But I think the kids don’t mind too much as long as they can go swimming and have fun. The second round of public lessons will be starting on July 6 for the lower levels (1 &2) and on July 13 levels 3,4,5,and 6 have lessons. Hopefully everyone can get out and enjoy the pool. Whether it be for public swimming or for swimming lessons.
The softball and baseball teams are also playing this summer, but with a shortened season that started on June 15. Good luck to both teams this year! If you are needing to just get out to do something, come up to the park or drive to Hawarden to watch some games.
If you have been up to the ball park lately, you will see that our new handicap accessible bathrooms are getting further along. The sidewalk from the ball park to the bathrooms has already been poured and that looks great. We found out that we received a grant from the Hawarden and the Ireton Community Foundation. We haven’t heard a dollar amount yet, but we will be presented a check at the softball game on July 8. That will help a lot with our funding for the bathrooms. The Booster Club is also planning on having a fundraiser/Auction sometime after Labor Day to help with the payment of the bathrooms. If anyone is wanting to donate to the bathroom project, you can contact the City Office.
We have had some new people moving to town, so if you know this or happen to see them, please welcome them to town. It is always good to see new faces moving to town! I don’t really have much more for news right now.
Until Next Time!