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Quincy's Jackson-Lincoln Pool could close early due to budget shortfall

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QUINCY, Ill. (WGEM) -

Just as this summer's high heat and humidity kicks in, officials say Quincy's Jackson-Lincoln Pool may be forced to shut down early.

The community pool operates on private donations and grants and is about $20,000 short for the season, according to the Jackson-Lincoln Swimming Complex board members.

Jackson-Lincoln is only expected stay open through the first week of July if more donations don't come through.

Board members say recent upgrades to make the pool handicap accessible and the filtration system replacement were necessary but drained the budget.

"These two purchases were desperately needed however for them to fall in the same year has left the pool with a serious shortfall," said Executive Director Ben Bumbry, Jr. in a news release. "We are turning to the public to help us keep the gates open. This facility is more than just a swimming pool. It is a community – a safe place where our neighborhood kids and families can have fun and spend time together."

To donate to the Jackson Lincoln Swimming Complex, you can mail a check to P.O. Box 176, Quincy, IL 62305 or call (217) 228-4514.

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