The Blue Mountain eagle. (John Day, Or.) 1972-current, June 19, 2019, Page A10, Image 10

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Blue Mountain Eagle
Wednesday, June 19, 2019
June 19, 2019
5K fun run will
support Grant
County Library
By Angel Carpenter
Blue Mountain Eagle
Eagle photos/Angel Carpenter
Several youths dive in at the deep end at Gleason Pool, playing a game of sharks and minnows.
Gleason Pool open
for swimming season
The Book It 5K, coming up Saturday,
June 22, is a new fun run organized by
the Grant County Library
Foundation to raise funds
for their new building.
Preregistration for the
race can be found at the
library’s website gclibrary-
The cost is $20 without
a T-shirt, but shirt orders
can be placed by contacting
a library foundation board
Race day registration is at 8 a.m. with the
race beginning at 9 a.m. at 125 NW Canton,
near the Kam Wah Chung Interpretive Cen-
ter (not the museum), which is the site of the
new library.
The course will loop around the Seventh
Street Complex, to Prospector Trail, then
back to the start.
“This fun run is to help with our capital
campaign,” said Ashley Armichardy, who
is the Library Foundation secretary. “It’s
an ongoing effort to raise funds for a new
library for Grant County and learn more
about opportunities to help. The ground
there is ours, and it’s ready to dig. We just
need the funds.”
The fundraiser will benefi t the capital
campaign and summer reading program for
“We envision the new library to bring
more programming, more room for more
books and dedicated spaces for quiet book
reading and dedicated children’s area,”
Armichardy said.
Some activities have different hours this year
By Angel Carpenter
Blue Mountain Eagle
Lots of action at Glea-
son Pool in John Day started
on June 10, including swim
team practice and recre-
ational swimming.
Sabrina Howard is the
new manager of the John
Day-Canyon City Parks and
Recreation swimming pool,
and she’s also coaching the
John Day Swim Team.
The pool has some new
hours for activities this
Recreational swimming
is from 12:30-5 p.m. Mon-
days through Fridays and
noon to 5 p.m. Saturdays.
Rec swimming costs $3
per day for those within the
John Day-Canyon City dis-
trict and $4 for those living
outside the district.
A season pass is $80 per
individual or $130 per fam-
ily in district and $95 per
individual or $160 per fam-
ily out of district.
Adult lap swimming,
for ages 16 and up, is
5-6:30 p.m. on Mondays,
Wednesdays and Fridays
and 6:30-8 p.m. on Tues-
days and Thursdays.
Water aerobics classes
are 5-6:30 p.m. Tuesdays
and Thursdays.
Open night swim is
6:30-8 p.m. Mondays and
Fridays, and family night
swim is 6:30-8 p.m. on
The pool is available to
rent for private parties on
Sundays at a cost of $100 an
hour ($20 extra per hour for
each additional lifeguard).
Swimming lessons began
Monday, June 17.
Registration forms for
lessons are available at the
pool, located at 250 NW
Canton St., or online at jdc-
“Gleason Pool” and “Swim
Lesson Registration Form”).
The John Day Swim
Team has practice for dif-
ferent age divisions from
6-10 a.m. Mondays through
Their fi rst competition
is scheduled for June 21-23
at the Prineville Swim
For more information,
call Gleason Pool at 541-
620-4001 or visit the Parks
and Rec website.
Contributed photo/Tanni Wenger Photography
Trinity Hutchison plans to attend Treasure
Valley Community College in the fall.
Hutchison will attend
Treasure Valley on
multiple scholarships
Rahlen Rose hitches a ride with Maddy Hassmiller during the afternoon recreational swim June 12 at
Gleason Pool in John Day.
Cousins Ella Carpenter and Moyra Mullin splash
around at Gleason Pool.
Lifeguard Taylor Hunt keeps an eye over the
swimmers on June 12 at Gleason Pool in John Day.
It was a good day to cool off at Gleason Pool on
June 12 as the temperature reached 90 degrees in
John Day. In the background is the shallow pool
for younger children which has free admission.
By Angel Carpenter
Blue Mountain Eagle
Trinity Hutchison graduated from Grant
Union High School earlier this month and
will continue her education and athletic
career this fall at Treasure Valley Commu-
nity College in Ontario.
Hutchison has earned many athletic med-
als in high school sports.
One historic achievement came in Febru-
ary this year when she won the 1A-6A state
champion wrestling title in the 155 bracket
in the fi rst girls tournament.
She also was the 2A state champion
in the triple jump event in May 2017, her
sophomore year, and she and the Grant
Union Prospector volleyball team won the
2A state championship during her junior
year in November 2017.
Before taking on wrestling this school
year, Hutchison was also a member of the
Prospector basketball team, which earned
fourth place in March of 2018 her junior
Hutchison was offered multiple schol-
arships throughout the country for all four
sports, but she chose to stay close to home.
She received TVCC scholarships for
indoor and outdoor track, a TVCC Foun-
dation Scholarship and a Grant Union FFA
Alumni Scholarship.
She also tried out for the TVCC Chukar
volleyball team in spring and was selected
for the team.
She expressed appreciation for her fam-
ily, teammates and volleyball and track
coaches, including the late John Houk, who
was the assistant coach over the long jump
and triple jump events for the Prospectors.
Hutchison, who was the Grant County
Fair and Rodeo Queen last year and prin-
cess in 2017, plans to study horse produc-
tion and agriculture business.