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Charity Grant to Gowrie Pool

The Gowrie Swimming Pool received $750 from the Aureon Charity Grant Program to help purchase a new slide. Marcie Boerner, Webster-Calhoun Cooperative Telephone Association, is pictured presenting the check to Tonya Harrison and Emily Larson, members of the Gowrie Pool Board.

WCCTA is proud of the efforts of the Gowrie Pool Board volunteers as they continue to strive for ways to improve the community. The pool is an important amenity to the Gowrie community, draws families from throughout the region, and employs local youth during the summer.

The Gowrie Swimming Pool has been a summer pastime for decades and serves the small town of Gowrie and the surrounding rural areas of Farnhamville, Churdan, Paton, Boxholm, Dayton, Lehigh, Harcourt, Somers, Slifer and Callender.

Slide proposed by the pool committee.

"Our pool board reached out to our most faithful patrons, our youth, to see what addition they would like to see at the Gowrie Pool. We heard loud and clear, if they could have one thing added to our pool, they would add a slide. We feel that this would be an exciting item that the youth would really enjoy. For most of the current pool board members, we remember having a slide at the Gowrie Pool when we were younger, and all the good memories that came with it. Memories that will last a lifetime." Tonya Harrison, Gowrie Swimming Pool Board President.

The Aureon Charity Grant Program was established to increase service and support to rural independent telephone companies and the communities they serve. Applications are considered on a quarterly basis and available to organizations within the WCCTA service area.


Webster-Calhoun Cooperative Telephone Association provides Landline Telephone, Digital TV and Internet service to 16 rural communities on a Fiber driven network just outside the Fort Dodge, Iowa area: Pilot Mound, Boxholm, Lanyon, Paton, Churdan, Farnhamville, Gowrie, Somers, Moorland, Knierim, Barnum, Clare, Thor, Badger, Vincent, Duncombe and in the towns of Lohrville, Manson, Rockwell City and Lake City.

WCCTA is Gigabit Certified and designated a Smart Rural Community by NTCA: the Rural Broadband Association.

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