Southworth donates $20,000 for swimming pool project

Monday, December 30, 2013
Southworth donated $20,000 to the Manila community pool project. Pictured are, from left: Front -- Councilman Larry "Whiz" Davis; Nolan Smith, Southworth employee and Little League coach; Councilman Tony Hawkins. Back -- Councilman Donnie Wagner, Southworth Plant Manager Kerry Pugh; Manila Mayor Wayne Wagner; Councilman Jason Baltimore; Southworth Human Resource Manager Shelly Barley.

Southworth continues its efforts to be involved in the Manila community and to be a good corporate citizen.

A $20,000 check presented to the city will provide a boost in the completion of the Manila Community Swimming Pool.

"We are excited to be a part of this as it is a great benefit to our city and our employees'" Shelly Barley, human resources manager at Southworth, said.

This coming summer will mark the first full schedule of swimming and activities to Manila and is an excellent addition to the Recreation Parks Complex.

Southworth also participates and/or sponsors other community activities as well. They are involved in Toys for Tots, Back-Pack-Back-To-School Program, Airport Recreation/Exercise Facility, and this past summer Southworth was able to build a special baseball field for children age 12 and under.

"Southworth is excited to be in Manila and as we grow, we want to extend our appreciation for Manila with an extension of our community spirit," Barley said.

Manila Mayor Wayne Wagner and several council members were present for the presentation. Plant Manager Kerry Pugh presented the check to the city.

Mayor Wagner offered his appreciation to Southworth for the gift and their community spirit.

"Southworth is a good neighbor to our community," Mayor Wagner said. "We appreciate all they do."

The donation will be used to finish the flooring with non-slip tile inside the pool building.

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