City of Kilgore’s raced the clock (and the weather) to get City Pool open this season – June 8 will mark the first week of regular operations for Summer 2019, and the city’s ready to celebrate.
“How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World” will be City Hall’s first dive-in movie at the pool – family-friendly, free, open to all – Saturday evening.
“We are celebrating the opening of the newly-remodeled Kilgore City Pool,” Kilgore Community Relations Manager Sonya Waters said. “People will have the opportunity to still be in the pool while they watch the movie – they can bring their tubes to relax in the pool.
“We’re going to be giving free pool toys to the first 250 kids aged 12-and-under – a pool noodle, goggles or wind-up pool toy – courtesy of Mayor Ronnie Spradlin. He’s just so sweet.”
The pool will be open as usual from 1 p.m. to 6 p.m. with typical use-fees. It will re-open for a free swim from 7 p.m. to 7:45 ahead of the night’s feature.
“Everyone can come in, swim and get their spots for the movie. Then, at 7:45 p.m., we’ll have the ribbon cutting for the newly-remodeled pool, and at 8 p.m. we’ll start the movie.”
Concessions will be available for purchase from the pool house, and Charlie’s Sno-Ball will be providing free kids snow cones. No outside food or drinks are permitted for safety reasons.
“We do it for the community so our citizens have somewhere safe to go and enjoy the summer months,” Waters said. “We love being able to provide free movies or entertainment for the community because it helps bring everybody together, and we’re able to celebrate things as a community.
For more information or to help spread the word about the dive-in, log on to the event page via tinyurl.com/KilgoreDiveIn.