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Wayne Independent - Honesdale, PA
  • Staying cool at the pool

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  • HONESDALE - Everyone enjoys the Honesdale Area Pool, even the workers.
    "We all have a lot of fun. We're big water people," said a tanned and smiling lifeguard, Molly Morgan, 17, of Honesdale.
    Her co-workers agreed.
    "It's just fun getting to hang out and work with a bunch of of your friends," said lifeguard Clay Hewlett, 16, also of Honesdale.
    The pool at Veterans Park came alive this week with smiling, splashing children and their sunbathing parents.
    The pool, which opened Monday, was packed then and on Tuesday afternoon.
    Dozens of people were at the pool early Tuesday afternoon, when the temperatures reached into the 90s.
    "It's very busy," Morgan said. "Everybody is really eager (to be here)."
    The lifeguard noted that youth clubs come to the pool, there is a new snack bar and a baby pool.
    Visitors take advantage of the green area as well, playing catch or other games.
    Abigail Hover, 15, of Honesdale, said the funnest part of being at the pool is, "Just being able to swim with your friends."
    Her sister, Sierra, 15, said, "I like being by the water."
    Abigail and Sierra were at the pool with their mother, Lisa, and brothers, Joshua, 13, and Gabriel, 11.
    The kids liked splashing in the pool and their mother liked relaxing in the sun.
    "I like sitting in the sun and the kids get to blow off some energy," said Lisa Hover.
    The Hovers have been season members at the pool for three years, getting there multiple times a week.
    Page 2 of 2 - The pool's summer hours are 1 to 8 p.m. Monday through Friday and noon to 5 on Saturday and Sunday.
    Daily admission is $3.50 for borough residents and $5 for non-residents.
    Season memberships for individuals and families vary in price and can be purchased at any time.
    The borough also will have a free open house at the pool from noon to 5 p.m. Sunday, June 22.
    There will be music and free food while it lasts.

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