Looking for a way to cool off this summer during the long hot days? The Spring City Pool is the answer. Not only is it refreshing, but there are several fun activities planned for adults and children alike.

Jacqueline Messer, a representative for the Community Association of Spring City, approached Spring City Borough Council during the July 7 meeting regarding a few of its planned activities.

"We would like to request some no-parking barricades for a few of our events this summer at the pool," Messer said. "We would also like to request that the parking overflow go into the elementary school. I talked to someone there and they didn't have a problem with it."

The no-parking barricades will hold parking spots for various companies and bands that will be participating in events at the pool.

Borough council did not have a problem with putting up the no-parking barricades.

"Come in and see me," said Borough Manager Dennis Rittenhouse. "We would be responsible for putting these up."

The Spring City Pool has a number of events planned for the rest of the summer.

An Aquasize class, a deep water exercise program designed to increase stamina, strength and tone, is being hosted by Aerobic Rhythmics of Collegeville. The three-week session will be offered Tuesdays and Thursdays from 7 to 8 p.m., and started July 15. The cost will be $25 for members of Spring City Pool and $35 for non-members.

During the week of July 21 to 28 the pool will be hosting a Christmas in July event. During the week the pool will be accepting donations for the Spring City Food Bank. The items that are most needed are non-perishables, school supplies and diapers.

Also during the Christmas in July week there will be a Christmas coloring contest. On July 24 The Grace Assembly Rock Youth Group will be performing from 6 to 8 p.m. and there will be a Christmas tree lighting.

The finale of the Christmas in July event will be on Friday, July 25. The Turkey Hill Hilda will be at the pool from 1 to 3 p.m.

Sponsors include Turkey Hill, which is donating backpacks and pencils to the food bank, along with Chris James Hector, a local real estate agent, and Phoenixville Federal Bank.

The proceeds and donations

will all go to the Spring City Food Bank. The Spring City Mom's Club will also be donating five to 10 complete backpacks full of school supplies to the food bank. Summer Santa will arrive on Friday evening, to top off the events of the week.

On Aug. 5 the pool complex will be the location for Spring City's National Night Out. This event is held across America to strengthen neighborhood spirit and police community partnerships.

Among those at the event will be the Spring City Police and Liberty Fire Departments, West End Ambulance, Chester County K-9 Unit, Highway Safety and COAD Group, MADD of Delaware & Chester Counties, Spring City Masonic Lodge, Spring City Recruiting Depot, Spring City Revitalization, and area Boy and Girl Scout organizations.

Free activities at the event will include Child ID Kits (professional fingerprinting, DNA and security video ID kits for kids), face painting, wall scaling, military and fire vehicle displays, K9 demonstrations, balloons and lots of giveaways, and Spring City police officer trading cards.

The event is sponsored by the Spring City Lions Club, the Community Association of Spring City and by Target.

"There will be a lot of activities such as the child ID kits and fingerprinting," said Councilman and Lions Club member Jim Burns. "Target will be offering giveaways. We are looking for a broad community event."

Also in August at the pool there will be an ice cream social on Aug. 12 for members only from 6 to 8 p.m. sponsored by Susquehanna Bank.

And on Aug. 27 the pool will stay open until 9 p.m. for members to come for dinner and a late-night swim.

There are still memberships available at the Spring City Pool and visitors are welcome. For more information call 610-948-6400.

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