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Letter to the Editor: Coffee or swim pool?

— Coffee or pool?

To the editor:

For the cost of one mocha frappuccino Light per month, my favorite designer coffee, I could help build a new pool for our community. Not just any pool but a 50 meter competition pool that can also work for 25 yard and 25 meter swimming competitions.

I am not a swimmer so I really believe we owe it to each and every one of our children to ensure they are as safe as possible around water.

I am excited because the original pool bond a few years ago was for $19 million and this one is for $3.7 million. It’s still a lot of money but we can pay if off in fewer than 16 years and swim in it for a really long time. The last pool was built in 1938—that’s 75 years!

I am voting yes! Please go to the Northern Wasco County Parks and Recreation website at for all of the details. Vote yes!

Symantha McClenna

The Dalles


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