PHILOMATH, Ore., October 17, 2018 – The Benton Community Foundation today announced that they are giving $734,000 from the Philomath Community Pool Fund to the Clemens Community Pool. This transformational gift will fund essential repairs and upgrades needed to keep the pool open and operating for another decade. At almost 60 years old, the facility is near the end of its lifespan. Without this influx of funds, this community resource would have been forced to close its doors in the coming months and Philomath would be without a community pool.
The funds for this gift come from an endowment established 25 years ago by Leonard and Kitty Nitka. The Nitkas established the Philomath Community Pool Fund with the express intent to preserve and support a community pool for Philomath and surrounding rural communities.
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