GALLIPOLIS — The Gallipolis Junior Women’s Club is holding a “Stock Your Cellar” to benefit the the Gallipolis Municipal Pool Improvement Project after the Gallipolis in Lights lighting Ceremony Wednesday in the Colony Club.
According to GJWC Vice President Elisha Orsbon, a prize drawing will be held for a variety of donated wine. Tickets come in sets of three for $20 or one for $10. The grand prize is worth the “lion’s share” of the wine collected. Runner-ups will win individual bottles and smaller prizes as their tickets are called.
Gallipolis City Manager Gene Green has previously said the pool is in need of a new filtration system as the old one is potentially 37 years-old now. He said he thought it may take upwards of $15,000 to replace it. The pool may likely need re-caulked in the future to keep waterproof seals in place. Ideally in the future, the city would also like to update the bathrooms of the pool facility.
The Gallipolis City Pool’s water testing is performed by the local water treatment plant. The Gallipolis City Maintenance Department maintains the grounds and orders chlorine.
The pool first opened July 26, 1986. The Gallipolis Junior Women’s Club continued to contribute donations for the pool’s construction and operation. The women’s club was a main supporter, pushing to get the pool’s operation off the ground in the interest of giving area youth an activity to partake of in the summer.
In previous years, the fundraiser has assisted with supplying maternity chairs to the Holzer Medical Center Maternity Ward and other similar projects.
“It has been almost 30 years since the city, with the hard work of the Gallipolis Junior Women’s Club, was able to open our city pool,” said GJWC Pool Improvement Committee member Brittany Beman in May. “Recently a group of leaders and concerned citizens of Gallia County approached the city manager seeking information on how they could best meet the needs of the local pool. After only meeting a couple times, the Gallipolis foundation formed in order to maintain the needs of the city pool and needs that may arise in the future. Under this foundation, the Gallipolis City Pool Improvement Committee formed to upgrade, cleanup and perform needed improvements, which include a new filter system (for the pool).”
Dean Wright can be reached at 740=446=2342.