HARRISBURG (Nov. 19, 2021) – The Commonwealth Financing Authority (CFA) approved a $14,274 award for the Edinboro American Legion Pool in Erie County today, to replace a failing heater that enables people to use the pool even on cooler days in the early and late summer.
Each year, the Edinboro American Legion Pool records between 9,000 to 12,000 visitors, according to pool manager Harry Glunt. The pool was even able to remain open during the pandemic, attracting 7,000 guests over the course of three months.
“Seniors and kids alike use our pool every year, and if we don’t get this heater replaced, it will simply be too cold for use,” said Glunt.
“These funds going to the pool today enables the Legion to do what it needs to do so members and guests can enjoy the pool next summer,” said Rep. Bizzarro, D-Erie. “This money demonstrates how much we value what the Edinboro American Legion does for our community.”
“The American Legion pool is a popular place to be in the summertime and a favorite gathering place for people of all ages,” Sen. Brooks said. “It’s important that we support our American Legions and our shared resources, and I am happy that we were able to help with this project for the community of Edinboro.”
The support is derived from the state’s Greenway, Trails, and Recreation program through the CFA.
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