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Community Day at the Pool

On a warm Saturday in July, Myerstown residents and business-owners gathered in the park outside the newly-renovated William L. Derr Community Swimming Pool to celebrate its recent $1.3 million renovation and the 250th anniversary of Myerstown.  An inflatable obstacle course and inflatable bounce house anchored a row of entertainment and games for kids, topped off with an artist drawing caricatures!  Stohler's Meats provided pork and Cutting Edge Lawn Service brought a giant smoker to cook it!  The Myerstown Panthers Football Program served up pulled pork sandwiches, burgers, and hot dogs while a DJ played fun music for everyone to enjoy.  Swimmers enjoyed 50% off daily admission passes.  A "cornhole" tournament was held with custom-made boards for the 250th anniversary, and a "twist" dance-off got everyone dancing in the sunny weather!  Lauren Imgrund, Deputy Secretary from the Pennsylvania Department of Conservation and Natural Resources (DCNR), was on hand to commemorate the renovation of the pool and to commend Myerstown for investing in itself and its residents by reinvigorating a community asset.  DCNR provided grant monies to help fund the renovation project.  One of the most fun moments of the day was when Myerstown Mayor Gloria R. Ebling pardoned "Sester," the 250-pound pig to honor the 250th anniversary.  "Sester" will forever be safe within Myerstown's borders.