Why not pay it forward?

The Lime Springs Swimming Pool had over 110 individuals enjoying its refreshing waters on Thursday, July 24. Come again for a free swim on July 31 and Aug. 7.

The Lime Springs Swimming Pool had over 110 individuals enjoying its refreshing waters on Thursday, July 24. Come again for a free swim on July 31 and Aug. 7.

By Marcie Klomp
As was reported in last week’s Lime Springs Herald, admissions for the last three Thursdays of swimming at the pool are being paid by a local benefactor who realizes the importance of having a full pool for kids and adults to enjoy during the summer.

For the first Thursday (July 24), there were nearly double the number of those without season tickets who enjoyed a cool day of swimming. Hopefully today (July 31) and Aug. 7 will have just as many folks who come to enjoy the pool.

Yes indeed. That was a great thing the benefactor did. He remembers the fun he had swimming in the pool in his own hometown and the fun his children had at this one. At least one of his children was a lifeguard at the Lime Springs Pool many years ago.

He is paying back to the community that gave him and his family so much entertainment.

Here is a challenge to those who benefited from his kindness: Why not pay it forward? Even if you have a season ticket—pay it forward. Even if you just heard about it and thought it was a good idea—pay it forward.

Small towns cannot survive without those who go out of their way to make it better. If you are unable to pay it forward monetarily, why not volunteer? Every organization in town needs more who are willing and able to help . . . especially with Sweet Corn Days coming up.

Mention the Lime Springs Pool and it immediately summons strong feelings in anyone who grew up in its waters. Friendships were made, lost and made again. Friendship led to romance which led to marriage and the next generation to enjoy the pool.

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