MCDOWELL COUNTY, WV (WOAY) – Last week, the town of Gary was supposed to have an anti-drug swimming event.
Due to possible storms, the event was canceled and rescheduled to happen later this month.
Kids can look forward to a day at the Linkous Pool in Welch as they get out of the house and stay active before heading back to school in September. The event is just one of many that Gary Police has put on for the community.
“What we do is we try to give the children a fun activity to do,” explained Chief S.P. “Pat” McKinney. “We had a bicycle helmet giveaway to help the kids get safety helmets. We’re looking into a “Touch the Truck” event where they come in and they see fire trucks and dump trucks and understand that. Anything that gives the children something to do that keeps their mind occupied and helps them with some recreation.”
McKinney says the event is rescheduled for Aug. 27, but that could change as they monitor the pandemic.