Labor Day weekend swim at Williams Lake to benefit the Rosendale Pool

A three-day fundraiser at Williams Lake will be held over Labor Day weekend to raise money to restore the Rosendale town swimming pool. All proceeds will benefit the Rosendale Pool fund. The Rosendale Pool has been a staple of community life in Rosendale for generations. The pool averages 20,000 visits per year and is home to the Rosendale Rapids Swim Team, as well as a much loved cooling off spot for The Rosendale Youth Camp and students from The Brookside School.

The pool was closed for the 2012 season due to safety issues. A recently completed review by structural engineers places the cost to repair the pool at $1.5 million. The Rosendale Pool Committee, volunteer community members and others are currently working to raise the funds to reopen the pool as soon as possible.

Williams Lake will be open for public swimming Sept. 1-3 from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Lifeguards will be on hand and swimmers are welcome to bring a picnic, as limited snacks will be available. The entry fee is $20 for adults, $10 for kids between the ages of 5 to 13, with no charge for children 4 and under.

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“The town appreciates all the hard work from volunteers, sponsors of this event and the community in supporting this fundraising effort,” said Town of Rosendale Supervisor Jeanne Walsh.

Tim Allred, project manager of the Williams Lake Project stated, “The Williams Lake Project thanks all those who are making this event possible. We remain committed to helping raise the necessary funds to bring the pool back as a valuable asset to the community. We look forward to a fun and successful weekend for the pool fund.”

For additional information, call Tara Burke at 658-8198 or e-mail rosendalerecreation@gmail.com.