The Hartley Sentinel-The Everly/Royal News - Serving O'Brien & Clay Counties

By Nick Pedley
News Editor 

Paying for the pool

Fundraising efforts in full swing for Hartley's new aquatic center


January 7, 2021


The Hartley City Council is slated to approve ballot language on Jan. 11 for the pool bond issue, with informational meetings planned during the next two months.

With the calendar officially flipped to 2021, fundraising efforts for Hartley's new pool are ramping up in earnest.

Local residents were recently mailed brochures to help drum up financial support for the planned swimming hole. Organizers are hoping to raise $500,000 this year, which will help offset the estimated $3 million price tag.

Various naming opportunities are offered based on donation levels. For instance, a $250 contribution will get the donor an engraved brick at the pool and a $24,000 gift will get a diving board with their name on it. Overall, there are a dozen naming opportuni...

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