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Gilley Pool ready for 11th year
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The Gilley Pool will open for its 11th season tomorrow, May 25, at 10 a.m. Before the splashing fun begins, a ribbon-cutting ceremony will be held at 9:45 to remember the past.“Cool: New pool opens tomorrow” was the headline in the May 30, 2003 edition of the Southern Standard. “It’s hard to believe we’ve had 10 seasons, a decade, enjoying the Gilley Pool,” said Carlene Brown, former director of McMinnville Parks and Recreation, who asked permission to hold the ceremony. “I think it’s important to look back and see where we started and how much this pool has meant to the community.”The dream of a new pool began more than four years prior to Gilley Pool opening when officials reported the old pool had major leaks and other problems.