New Ipswich

Fundraiser for town pool to be held at Nennie’s this Sunday

NEW IPSWICH — A fundraiser will be held this weekend to raise money to purchase a computer to be used at the New Ipswich Town Pool.

Pool Director Elizabeth Pogorzelski is organizing a cookout at Nennie’s 5 Star Café in New Ipswich on Sunday from 3 to 7 p.m. Tickets are $10 and include a meal of hot dogs and hamburgers with cookout fixings. Tickets are available for purchase at the pool during regular swim hours prior to the cookout.

Proceeds from the fundraiser will go toward purchasing a computer that will be used to check people in at the pool and to organize swim meets, according to Pogorzelski.

“We are looking to raise as much money as we can. We are fundraising for the pool: specifically a computer,” wrote Pogorzelski in an email interview Monday. “This way we can check people into the pool electronically with barcode passes, update medical forms, run swim meets, print stickers for swim ribbons, etc.”

Pogorzelski said the goal is to raise at least $500 to pay for the computer, but additional funds will be needed for software, a scanner for the barcode pass and a printer. Any money left over will go toward equipment for the pool’s swim team, for practice equipment such as kickboards, pull buoys and hand paddles.

So far this year, the pool has raised $400 toward these costs through swimathons, bake sales, pool movie nights and cookout tickets sold to date.

In other pool news, the following changes have been made to classes held at the pool; parent-child classes are now held every Wednesday from 1 to 1:30 p.m. Water aerobics classes will be held July 14, July 18, July 24 and July 29 and Aug. 8, Aug. 12, Aug. 18, Aug. 19 and Aug. 22 from 11 to 11:30 a.m. Both classes are come-as-you-can at a cost of $5 per class.

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