Evergreen Pool holding Free Community Swim this Saturday, Dec. 21


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Evergreen Pool in White Center will be throwing a party for the community this Saturday, Dec. 21, along with a toy and food drive to help the less fortunate in the area.

Just bring an unwrapped toy or food donation for White Center Food Bank and join the fun at the Evergreen Pool (606 SW 116th Street; 206-588-2297) from 3 p.m. – 6 p.m. this Saturday.

Lifeguards will be on hand to watch swimmers who are still learning to swim, and parents are encouraged to stay and enjoy the fun with their kids.

The White Center pool faces a Jan. 15 deadline to raise $15,000 to keep the facility open, and the fund drive is proceeding well, “…yet, we just felt we needed to have an event to celebrate the facility, our community and help bring holiday cheer to the area”, said WhiteWater Aquatics General Manager Joel Schweiger.

More than 3,800 children – and adults – have learned to swim at the Evergreen pool in White Center since it reopened under the new nonprofit management three years ago. It serves the greater Highline area, with 56 percent of the children who swim there coming from Burien.

Tax deductible donations can be made at the website www.evergreenpool.org.

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