Burnham Pool seeking donations to defray costs
To the editor:
On behalf of the Burnham Swimming Pool, I would like to take this opportunity to thank all the establishments and private persons who have provided us with their generous donations throughout the years.
As you may or may not know, the pool operates solely on gate receipts, concessions and donations from local businesses and private donations. However, without the donations, it would be almost impossible to keep the pool in operation.
I send out letters for help each year for the past 16 years (between 80 and 100) and usually get about 40-some responses. The sad part is that the people who don’t seem interested in helping are in the general pool area. I don’t send anyone a letter that most likely has a thriving business to donate from, or that the people that use the pool don’t also patronize their businesses.
In a lot of cases these same people at one time or another in their life went to a community pool that someone else helped to keep open, so now it’s time to give back.
Besides, everyone always says there’s nothing for the kids; where else can they go for five hours and have a safe and good time, while getting exercise?
If anybody is interested in donating to the pool, send your checks made out to Burnham Community Pool to:
C/O Barry Reinard
227 Glendale Ave
Lewistown, PA 17044
Burnham Boro Office
C/O Jill Hayes
200 1st Ave
Burnham, PA 17009
Fundraiser, Burnham Pool