85-cent pool admission in celebration of Foundation’s 85th year - August 6 2013

OSHKOSH, WI - In honor of the Oshkosh Area Community Foundation's 85th anniversary, a celebratory community day at Pollock Community Water Park will be held on Thursday, Aug. 15.

Join us for this fun-filled day for a special discounted admission price of just 85 cents - a penny for each year since the Community Foundation was founded! Select novelty treats and slushies from the concession stand also will be reduced to 85 cents each.

Photo courtesy of the City of Oshkosh Parks Department.

The celebration will include a performance by children's entertainer Cookee from 1 to 2 p.m.

The event will take place during regular pool hours, from noon to 8 p.m. The water park is located at 1550 Taft Ave.

The Community Foundation was started on Feb. 14, 1928, in Oshkosh. Throughout the year in celebration of its 85th anniversary, the Community Foundation has hosted or participated in events that showcase the local attractions that it has helped take from idea to reality - places like the Best Western Premier Waterfront Hotel, the Menominee Park Zoo, the Leach Amphitheater and Pollock Community Water Park.

"There's a lot to celebrate in Oshkosh, and we're thrilled to be able to shine the light on another great community attraction like the water park," said Diane Abraham, president and chief executive officer of the Community Foundation.

"But we wouldn't have amazing place like the pool, the amphitheater and the hotel without great community partnerships and especially, donors who supported these projects. We have to give a big thank you to everyone who helped along the way."

In 2005, the Community Foundation raised $7.4 million to create the water park and establish funds to maintain it and grant free admissions to low-income residents. The water park made a splash in the community with fun features like a winding slide, lazy river, play areas, lap pool, concessions and more. Since its grand opening on June 10, 2006, more than 372,000 people have walked through the gates.

For more information about the water park, please go to Pollock Community Water Park's website, or call 920-236-5086.

The Oshkosh Area Community Foundation is a nonprofit charitable organization created by and for the people of Winnebago County, Waushara County, Green Lake County and Ripon. Through charitable giving, the Community Foundation strives to make our communities thrive. For more information, please view our website, www,OshkoshAreaCF.org, or call 920-426-3993.

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