KEYSER - Keyser's John R. Shelton Swimming Pool may be closed this summer, but the Save the Pool Committee is continuing to raise funds for a new pool.

By Liz Beavers
lbeavers@newstribune.info
Tribune Managing Editor
KEYSER - Keyser’s John R. Shelton Swimming Pool may be closed this summer, but the Save the Pool Committee is continuing to raise funds for a new pool.
“We have not given up the fight,” said Lynn Robinson of the pool committee, who said funds raised by their current and future events will be used for enhancement of the new pool - whenever the city is able to tackle that project.
First on the committee’s agenda is bringing the Old Fashioned Fourth of July celebration back to Keyser, with games, a water slide and food to be featured at the West End Playground beginning at noon Wednesday, July 4.
“We are getting a water slide for the younger kids and the older kids can cool off under the sprinkler,” Robinson said, adding that the concession stand will be open all day with a “wide variety of summertime foods for sale.”
The committee will be giving away two bikes, with chances selling at $2 a piece.
Those participating in the holiday events are being encouraged to hang out until after dark, when the Keyser American Legion and Keyser Volunteer Fire Department will present the annual fireworks display.
An event page has been set up on Facebook, and will be updated as more activities are added to the celebration.
Then, on Friday, July 13, the committee will be sponsoring a movie when it gets dark at the West End Park.
“We are showing ‘I Can Only Imagine,’” Robinson said. “The event is free and there will be free popcorn to go with the movie.”
The concession stand will be open to sell hot dogs, nachoes, sodas and other snacks.
Robinson urges everyone to bring a lawn chair or blanket to sit on.