Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin today, joined by Sen. Evan Jenkins, Sen. Robert Plymale, Speaker of the House Rick Thompson and other members of the state Senate and House of Delegates, hand delivered a letter of intent to the children of the A.D. Lewis Community Center for $40,000 to fix the community pool.
"The children of Huntington cannot have another summer without this pool," Gov. Tomblin said. "The A.D. Lewis Center pool is more than a place to cool off during the hot summer months. This pool is their vacation spot. It provides a safe environment for these children. I am pleased to help provide the funds needed to repair and reopen the pool as quickly as possible."
Through a partnership with Governor's Office, the state Senate and House of Delegates, the City of Huntington will receive $40,000 from the state to be used to repair the A.D. Lewis Center pool.
"The money will be given to fix the pool will benefit the entire city of Huntington. To have a place for the children in our city to swim is an indescribable blessing. This past year the center transported the children outside the city to go swimming. If a child missed the bus they just didn't get to go that day," said MaRia Hill, Director of the A.D. Lewis Center. "Of course the gratitude that I have for the governor personally is indefinable, without his help this would not be possible. I believe, not only am I truly grateful, the whole city is appreciative of what the governor is doing for the City of Huntington."