Congratulations to the St. James Area Community Foundation for receiving a $10,000 grant from the James Foundation to assist with the cost of a feasibility study future options for the St. James community swimming pool. The St. James Area Community Foundation raised another $4,200 to cover the additional costs of the study.
The Community swimming pool was originally built by the James Foundation I the 1960s, and the community recreational facility is need of several major repairs and upgrades in order to continue to provide St. James families with a summer time recreational activity. The study will determine what the best options for the facility’s future are. For the next step in the process, the St. James Area Community Foundation will conduct a community awareness campaign and seek input from residents.
The work of the St. James Area Community Foundation here is good reminder of the unique position foundations are in to meet important community needs through leadership and asset development.