Community event helps kids beat the heat

Published: Aug. 6, 2022 at 11:19 PM CDT
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CORNING, Ark. (KAIT) - Waterslides, music, and food sound like an awesome way to spend a hot summer day.

Corning hosted its second Waterslide Community Day on Aug. 6.

The first day of school for the Bobcats is Aug. 11, so students in attendance were able to pick up a free backpack while cooling off.

The backpacks are filled with hygiene products that students may use daily.

Opal Lackey is the Treasure of Growing Corning Together and said, “We fill them with hygiene products toothpaste and deodorant.”

Corning is working on a grant for a new public swimming pool since having to close theirs down. Growing Corning Together thought of the idea to host a waterslide day to give kids a place to cool off and hang out before school starts.

Ryan Carter is a board member for Growing Corning Together and said, “It has been a really hot and terrible summer and the city is hard at work to get a grant done to fix our swimming pool, the kids of town have not had anywhere to go to cool off during this hot weather.”

A meeting discussing the grant for a new pool will be held on Monday, Aug. 8 at 6:30 p.m. inside city hall.

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