The Pop Harvey Aquatic Association had plaques of appreciation to hand out before the July 16 Parker Town Council meeting. Aquatic Association board members were on hand to thank the Town of Parker and the Colorado River Indian Tribes for their support of the 2019 summer swim program.

Plaques were presented to Parker Mayor Dan Beaver and CRIT Council Member Amelia Flores. The Town provided financial support to the program, while the Tribes allowed the program to use the pool at the Kofa Inn, a Tribal enterprise.

A plaque was also presented to Parker Council Member Karen Bonds. Aquatic Association founder Buni Hooper said Bonds has been a long-time supporter of the swim program, providing financial, material and services support. She sponsored a student in the swim program this year.

A plaque was also presented to Head Lifeguard Wayne Miller II, who was named Lifeguard of the Year.

Hooper said the association came up $2,000 at the end of the swim program in late June. She said the reason for this is they hire every teenager who applies for a job with them.

“If you apply with us, you get a job,” she said.

Hooper said fundraising letters are being sent out. If anyone is interested in helping the Pop Harvey Aquatic Association financially, call the Gingerbread House at 669-8319.

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