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Kinley, 6, (left) and Kyler, 5, children of Curt and Jill Richmond of Grant, make an entrance in Grant’s city pool. 

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Brooke Pankonin | Johnson Publications

On Friday, June 9, (back, l-r): Emily Cornelius, Hallie Fisher and Ava Reese set up a lemonade stand on Central Avenue, making $354 for the Perkins County Pool Project. Porter Jo Goff and Tayvin Lutz were among several served. 

Pool committee raises funds and awareness

By Brooke Pankonin

Grant Tribune Sentinel

Perkins County youngsters will take their turns in the spotlight this summer in a series featuring their favorite things about the pool and what they’re looking forward to about a new pool. 

The Perkins County Pool Project Committee (PCPPC) recently took to their Facebook page, looking for children of the community to answer a few questions and submit a photo of themselves at the pool to the committee’s email. 

Kinley and Kyler Richmond

What is your favorite thing to do at the pool?

Kinley: Everything. Diving board because I like to jump off it.

Kyler: The slide because it is fast.


Who is/was your favorite lifeguard?

Kinley and Kyler: Rachel Patrick and Katie Patrick


What are you excited to see in a new pool?

Kinley: Two diving boards

Kyler: A big slide as big as a building!


When a new pool is built, what color would you like it to be?

Kinley: John Deere colors

Kyler: Green

Brought to you by the Perkins County Pool Project Committee


Fundraising Continues

The PCPPC continues their fundraising efforts for a new aquatic center. 

Upcoming fundraisers include lunch during Fourth of July Fun Day, a co-ed softball tournament on Aug. 12 and a golf tournament on Sept. 16. Money raised from this year’s Firecracker 5k Run sponsored by Image Total Fitness will be donated to the pool project as well. 

Other fundraisers include the brick donation and Olympic wall fundraiser.

For more information, email the PCPPC at or visit their Facebook page. 


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