Kansas in Brief
Council discusses swimming pool opening
WELLINGTON — The Wellington City Council reached a consensus at its May 19 meeting of supporting the City Park Board recommendation to open the Wellington Family Aquatic Center on June 15.
City Public Works Director Jeremy Jones and Wellington Recreation Center Director Cody White gave the city council an update on the swimming pool.
White told the council that It is difficult to have people stay apart in water, but the primary places where social distancing guidelines would have to be set are the main entrance, restrooms and concession stands. There would also probably be plans to have people bring their own lawn chairs to set on the deck.
While patrons are usually required to keep food in the concession area, they may be allowed to bring it to the lounge area to prevent overcrowding, White said.
United Way receives grant
MCPHERSON — The Kansas Health Foundation recently announced a $25,000 grant to United Way of McPherson County’s Community Response and Recovery Fund.
“These funds, combined with the generous donations we are receiving from our community members, will be put to immediate use to help individuals and families of McPherson County that are finding themselves in need during this trying time,” said United Way Board of Directors Chair Chad Hitt.
The grant will be used by United Way to help residents of McPherson County who have been adversely affected economically by the pandemic.
The Kansas Health Foundation, a philanthropy dedicated to improving the health of all Kansans, provided Impact and Capacity Grants to nonprofits across the state for COVID-19 response and recovery.