Hazen High School pool to be open next year

August 5, 2011

By Staff

The Hazen High School pool will be open for the 2011-2012 school year.

Community donations poured in this spring, surpassing the $60,000 needed to keep the Hazen and Lindbergh high school pools open next year.

“I am really pleased that the community effort has been a success,” said Chris Carlson, Renton Pools Community organizer.

As of Newcastle News’ June 28 deadline, the total amount raised was $69,000. With employee matching funds from The Boeing Co. and Microsoft, organizers expect the total to reach $72,000.

The largest contributor was the Bellevue Club Swim Team Boosters, which donated $10,000. The organization Hazen Beyond the Basics, the Issaquah Swim Team and Wiegardt Brothers Inc. also donated several thousand dollars each toward the cause.

Carlson said members of the Renton Pools Community will meet this fall to determine the fundraising target for the 2012-2013 school year. He said he expects the target to be much lower next year, as increased usage and fees have brought in more revenue.

Local mover receives recognition

Mayflower Transit named Brian Gooch, of Newcastle-based Rainier Moving Systems Inc., as a salesman of the month for February 2011.

Rainier Moving Systems is an affiliate of Mayflower Transit.

Two other salesmen from across the country also received the award.

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