Furbee Aquatics Center Dedication

Kevin Kalman presents a lifeguard shirt to John Furbee

Russell Betts and Adam Sanchez with superviesor John Benoit and Johnny Coladonato

Assistant city clerk Kristy Ramos bearing refreshing cold water

John H Furbee Pool Dedication and Opening ribbon cutting

City Manager and Mrs Rick Daniels with Pat Cooper from supervisor Benoits office

Arden Wallum General Manager of Mission Springs Water District

John H Furbee Pool Dedication and Opening watching John get ready for inaugral lap

Story & Photos by Bruce Montgomery

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Story & Photos by Bruce Montgomery

Story & Photos by Bruce Montgomery

The John H Furbee Aquatics Center grand opening was held at 10:00 am on Saturday, June 8, 2013. Welcoming the crowd and serving as emcee was Desert Hot Springs Mayor Yvonne Parks.

Speakers included John Furbee, Riverside County Supervisor John Benoit and Kevin Kaiman, General Manager of Desert Recreation District, which will be managing the pool.

Mayor Parks also made a presentation and declaration of the day as “Rene Hickey Day” in honor of her many years training lifeguards and running the pool at the former Boys and Girls Club location at Cactus and 8th.

The highlight was John Furbee, accompanied by City Manager Rick Daniels and Rene Hickey, as he jumped and and swam the width of the pool.

Light refreshments were served at the end in the Wellness Room.

Click for all of Bruce Montgomery photos of this event!

 

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