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Response to "New Pool"
By Natalie Ripplinger


May 18, 2010

I read people's viewpoints on SitNews and it shocks me to read entries like "New Pool." Someone felt it was necessary to post about how they don't need a community service for themselves personally??!! Well, I feel like that's just really inconsiderate!! You may not need the pool, but a person should feel that when their community or members in their community benefit, that they in turn benefit too.

I used to work at the pool, and I've seen people go there for therapy (actual hospital therapy program), team sports (I was on the KKW and high school team as well), swim class, and just for fun. I have seen elderly people tell me that because of the low-impact workout a pool can provide they are able to stay active. This benefits everyone in the community.

In this community everyone helps out everyone else. Even if I decided never to use the pool, knowing that it helps so many people makes it seem a necessity to me! We benefit when our neighbors benefit. Let's try to remember that.

Natalie Ripplinger
Ketchikan, AK


Received May 16, 2010 - Published May 18, 2010


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