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Woodford County group looks to get residents a swimming pool

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EUREKA, Ill. (WEEK) -- -

A group in Woodford County is setting out to make sure residents have a swimming pool.

Since Eureka College shut down their swimming pool earlier this year, local residents and students are without a place to swim.

That's why a group of concerned citizens are diving in head-first, trying to get a new pool.

Those who turned out in Eureka Monday night discussed what can be done to folks have a place to take a dip.

Cassandra Ulrich helped organize the meeting. She says swimming is important to Woodford county, especially for the students.

"We have hundreds of kids that start in our summer swim program, said Ulrich. "We have a lot of interest in the sport of swimming and diving here within the community so we want to make sure that they have a pool and the opportunity to continue that in the future."

Ulrich says students from Eureka, Metamora, El Paso, and Roanoke all used the Reagan Center pool at Eureka College.

Meanwhile, some in attendance also cited recreational needs, even for health reasons.

The committee accepted volunteers to move forward on the project.

Fund raising is one of the aspects they're looking at to pay for the pool.

As for the details on the pool, they're looking at the it being indoors so it can be used year-round.

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