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The Helena Arkansas Daily World - Helena, AR
  • Pool tentative scheduled to open Tuesday; swimming lessons available

  • Just in time for the warmer weather moving across much of the south, Earnest Womack, pool director, announced that the North Helena Pool would open June 18 (today) for the community, thanks to funding from the Helena Health Foundation and the Helena-West Helena Advertising and Promotion Commission.
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  • Just in time for the warmer weather moving across much of the south, Earnest Womack, pool director, announced that the North Helena Pool would open June 18 (today) for the community, thanks to funding from the Helena Health Foundation and the Helena-West Helena Advertising and Promotion Commission. Once again, Together For Hope will offer a free swim camp to children and swim lessons and water aerobics for teens and adults. “There will be two, 4-day sessions of Swim Camp, which will be held Monday through Thursday July 8 -11 and July 15- 18,” explained Mollie Palmer for Together for Hope. Swim Camp will be provided for 6 to 12 year olds and will begin each day at 9 a.m. at the North Helena Park and end at 2p.m. Swim Camp for 3 to 5 year olds will being each day at 10 a.m. and end at 1 p.m. at the New Hope Missionary Baptist Church Mission House. Children must be potty-trained to participate. “Making a splash, enjoying music, crafts, and sports will help participants work up an appetite so lunch will be provided at both camps,” Palmer explained. Adult and teen swimming lessons will take place July 8 through July 10 and July 15 through July 17 at the North Helena Pool from 6 to 7p.m. Water Aerobics will follow from 7 to 7:30 each evening. Registration forms are available at the Helena Community Center, Boys & Girls Club of Phillips County, Helena and West Helena housing authorities, New Zion Community Center and Freedom for Youth. For more information please call Palmer at (706) 403-4226 or mpalmer022@gmail.com. More about Together for Hope: Together for Hope AR is a faith-based nonprofit organization that focuses on community and youth development. We have been serving Phillips County for 10 years with the aim to affect change and break the cycle of economic disparity by building long-term relationships with local leaders and facilitating collaboration between partner churches in and outside the community.
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