Friends of the Pool, the nonprofit that is spearheading an effort to replace the Wagner Memorial Pool in Twisp with a year-round facility, will host a meet-and-greet event on Sept. 29 at the Twisp Valley Grange, starting at 6:30 p.m. Drinks and snacks will be provided.
The organization is looking for people to join the board and or subcommittees to help with its work.
Friends of the Pool was formed in 2005 to support the Wagner Memorial Pool, which is owned and operated by the Town of Twisp, but is used by residents from throughout the Methow Valley and visitors.
Over the years the nonprofit group has raised and given more than $400,000 for pool repairs and operating expenses. Its current efforts are focused on replacing the pool.
Friends of the Pool began hosting meetings in 2020 with valley residents to explore ideas for a new pool. A gift from an anonymous fund of the Philadelphia Foundation enabled Friends of the Pool to hire Ballard*King, a Colorado-based recreation consulting and planning firm, to conduct a feasibility study on building and funding a new facility.
When the consultants presented alternatives for a new swimming pool to community members at a meeting earlier this year, their response was overwhelmingly in support of an indoor pool.
Visit foptwisp.org for more information.