Posted on March 10, 2017
The campaign to raise money for improvements to the Jake Bender Municipal Pool has a logo thanks to Alexis Rice. The PCHS junior volunteered to create it saying it took her a little over a day. She said she applied the skills she learned in her graphics design course at the high school to make it.
Alexis is a member of the Future Business Leaders of America and is heading to the organization’s state competition in March. She qualified for creating a mock family business complete with a logo and store layout. She is also a member of the PCHS Poms that placed fourth in state competition in two categories this year.
“Make a Splash for the Pinckneyville Pool” is a partnership between the city of Pinckneyville and the Foundation for the Future of Pinckneyville to raise money for needed repairs to the 49-year-old facility. Money donated will be used to replace the leaking plumbing, a new water heater, repairs to the roof, replace missing shower tiles, install new shower fixtures and more.
A goal of $85,000 has been set with all of it money dedicated to the project. Those interested can send donations directly to the Foundation for the Future of Pinckneyville, PO Box 213, Pinckneyville, IL 62274; write “Pool” in the memo line. People can also go to the crowd funding site, YouCaring.com and type in “Pinckneyville Pool” in the search box to give online. All donations are tax deductible.