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Bank It raises $6,160 for the Alva Public Swimming Pool


Members of the Bank It Board (from left, back row) Madison McGraw, Lynlee Wheatley, Sylvia Morris, Mercedes Key. Front row: Joe Don Dunham, Noah Place, Kelsey Martin, Magen Lehr, Derrick Courson, Kendra Schnebel, Halah Simon, Kayla Eaton, Shannon Drew, Bandon Harding, Curtez Zachery.

The Alva Public Swimming Pool was selected as Bank It's first quarter vision for 2017. From January to March, Bank It, the community of Alva and local participating banks raised $6,170.70 to make necessary repairs to the pool before it's May 27 opening.

The Alva WPA swimming pool was built in 1939. The facility symbolizes a depression era WPA program that emphasized people instead of money. Over 74,000 hours of labor went into the project. Over the years, the pool sustained normal wear and tear that needed to be repaired so that this generation of Alva children and families could enjoy the...

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