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Pool,horseshoe pits get facelift

Staff writer

Thirty volunteers have rolled up their sleeves to give Peabody City Pool a facelift. The city park also received improvements with the addition of two horseshoe pits and updates to existing ones.

Pool manager Rachel Wattson approached the city council May 14 about helping pay for the updates.

Council members unanimously approved five lifeguard hip packs with first aid and first responder items to comply with Red Cross recommendations, paint, and new shower curtains for the women’s restroom to ensure privacy when changing.

“It was awesome to have as many volunteers as we did,” Wattson said. “A lot of people donated paint rollers and supplies, which really helped. That stuff can get expensive.”

Wattson and her crew of volunteers painted the pool a lighter shade of blue.

“We had small kids here all the way through adults,” she said. “We have two home swim meets this year. I think it’s important to make our pool look presentable not just for the swim meets but for the community as well.”

Council member Lindsay Hutchison was among those donating their time, and even went as far as to donate first-aid items.

“I just want to say thank you to everybody that has helped,” Wattson said.

Kristi Silvernale, another local volunteer, added two horseshoe pits to at the city park along with updates to existing ones.

Silvernale said she wanted to make a horseshoe tournament during Peabody’s Fourth Fest move a little quicker.

Last modified June 6, 2018