Ribbon-cutting ceremony opens the New Aquatic Center

Ribbon-cutting ceremony & opening of the New Aquatic Center

COLUMBUS, GA (WTVM) - Columbus, Georgia has a new way to beat the summer heat. August 10, 2013 was a proud day for people in Columbus, especially for the city officials. Mayor Teresa Tomlinson along with other city officals were more than excited to finally present the $32 million dollar facility to people in Columbus, Georgia.

Countless number of people sat outside the New Aquatic Center on 3111 Citizen's Way to celebrate the ribbon cutting ceremony of the new Aquatic Center. The Mayor told those who gathered that the Aquatic Center was made to serve the needs of all people.

"In this facility, kids will learn to swim," Mayor Tomlinson explained. "Families will enjoy a great afternoon together, seniors will relieve the pain of arthritic joint in therapeutic pool, high school swim teams will practice…and maybe, even Miss Georgia Swimsuit competition will take place."

Well-known and respected city officials like the City Manager Isaiah Hugley, Deputy City Manager Lisa Goodwin, State Rep. for District 135 Calvin Smyre were few of the many officials who attended the event.

The French Horn Group from Columbus State University opened the ceremony, and Columbus Hurricane swim team performed and displayed their swimming skills to celebrate the facility's opening. Admission was free for all people today.

Mayor Tomlinson concluded her statement about the Aquatic Center by showing appreciation for everyone's support.

"Communities are like people," Mayor Tomlinson said. "They either see the glass half empty or half full, and that perspective defines them. We may not be perfect and have little problems, but let's admit that our glass is more than half full. In fact, our glass runneth over. We are grateful for that."

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