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Raffle is planned for the first slide

Raffle tickets for a chance to be the first person down the flume slide and first person off the high dive during grand opening activities at the Belle Plaine Area Family Aquatic Center are now on sale at several Belle Plaine businesses.

Pending completion, the center is set to open Saturday, May 29.

Tickets will be available at the following locations through the end of the business day Tuesday, May 25: Belle Plaine Community Development Corp. office; MidWestOne Bank, downtown or the motor bank; the Belle Plaine Community Library and Chelsea Savings Bank, Belle Plaine. Tickets are $1 each.

Winning names will be drawn Wednesday, May 26. The Main Street Organization Committee, which is sponsoring grand opening activities, will contact the winners and ask them to be at the aquatic center just before 11 a.m. Saturday, May 29. Once they enjoy their trip down the slide or off the high dive, the aquatic center will open to the public.

If rain closes the aquatic center May 29, grand opening activities will be postponed to Monday, May 31. If the center is closed May 29 but open May 30, raffle winners will enjoy their treat May 30 before other swimmer are admitted.

A detailed story about the Belle Plaine Area Family Aquatic Center will appear in the Summertime special section coming in your Star Press Union later this month.





UPDATED May 18, 2010 9:52 AM

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