AUGUSTA, Ky. -- After 42 years of wear and tear, Bracken County's only public pool needs about $200,000 in repairs to bring it up to code and serve as a cool escape for the Augusta community.
The August pool committee hopes to raise $25,000 by May 2 through a tax-deductible RedBasket.org campaign here to get renovations started.
“If we lose our pool, not only will the town lose one of the few things we have for children and families, but our county will as well,” said committee member Jacqueline Hopkins-McMurrin.
Since 1976, the Augusta public pool has been a fixture in the community, especially on hot days in the summer. The pool has started to leak and needs other repairs, so the committee hopes to raise enough money to make repairs and open the pool for the 2018 season, if only for a day.
RedBasket.org, founded in 2012, is a web-based, nonprofit 501(c)(3) public charity headquartered in Omaha, Nebraska, dedicated to helping individuals raise money for personal emergencies and community improvement projects in a fee-free environment.