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Quincy pool looking for support with weekend fund raisers

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After narrowly escaping a shut-down and private donors stepping in and keeping a community pool afloat, it's now asking the community to keep it flowing.

Two fundraisers were held Saturday to help keep Jackson-Lincoln Pool open after officials announced they are struggling financially.

A fundraiser was held at the pool in the afternoon and the Mark Twain Riverboat hosted a jazz cruise to help raise $20,000 that the pool needs to stay afloat.

Officials say the pool has been a summer-time staple in Quincy and they appreciate all the support they've received to try and keep it open.

"We have kids come from everywhere. All parts of the town to come and swim. This is a viable part of our community. It is so good to see how people have backed us when we put out the plea," said executive director Ben Bumbry Jr.

Officials say the gap in budget is due to a shortfall in donations and repair expenses this year.

 

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