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Chronicle Times carrier donates to Aquatic Center project

Monday, June 12, 2006

Brian Nelson, Chronicle Times carrier and fundraiser.(Photo by Dan Whitney)
Sometimes it takes a child to teach us adults what's important. The next time you're thinking about spending some of your hard-earned money on some unnecessary "toy", consider the story of this young man.

Brian Nelson is a 10-year-old Cherokee resident who will enter the Cherokee Middle School as a fifth grader this fall. Brian has been a carrier for this newspaper for about a year. Last year, he usually went to the swimming pool when he was done with his route, but , of course, there is no swimming pool in Cherokee this summer. When Brian first heard about the Aquatic Center, which is scheduled to replace the old pool next year, he wanted to contribute what he could to help with the funding of the new Aquatic Center. He decided that he would donate two paychecks from his job carrying papers to the Aquatic Center fund. It may not be a huge amount of money, but, it IS one month's salary. Now, if everyone in Cherokee donated one month of their salary...

Well, okay, maybe not a whole month's salary, but...

Though contributions to the fund have been coming in, I'm sure the committee would welcome more contributions, both small and large, to enable them to meet the goal and be able to completely fund the building of this important piece of the future for recreational life in Cherokee.

While it is unlikely that all the citizens of Cherokee will use the new facility, it is likely that most people have children, grandchildren, visiting relatives, etc., who would certainly appreciate the availability of such a fine facility when looking for something to do - especially on a hot summer afternoon.

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