LETTER: Kudos to organizers

I am writing to express praise for the staff and helpers at the recent Halloween pool party here in wonderful Grand Forks.


I am writing to express my immense praise and appreciation for the staff and helpers at the recent Halloween pool party here in wonderful Grand Forks.

We have an incredible facility overseen by an amazing group of people.

The effort they extended to make the evening special for all was exemplary but especially what caught my eye and my heart was the way they all worked together continually, to ensure the safety of all was paramount.

As I lounged in the hot tub, I was ever aware of the communication going on from one lifeguard to the other.

It was as if they were doing synchronized lifeguarding.

Let me tell you about the chaos that ensued as the children were enthralled with games employed by the staff and helpers all around the pool sides, as well as in the water.

As parents mingled and were coerced from one game to the next by giggling youngsters, the noise was cataclysmic!

Yet in the midst of the din, I knew I could see the staff were in control, considering the needs of each one of us as the utmost priority.

Now that is a given – that is their job – but the way they achieved that goal was beautiful, reassuring, and satisfying to say the least.

Orchestral manoeuvres they were, without a word as they simply raised a hand or held their spongy blue kick boards above their heads.

Operating in unison, expressing needs and directions to assist one another, they circulated about the pool sides in a wonderful calming manner. Thank you all.

Norm Nicholson, Grand Forks

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