WEST ROCKHILL — There will be a new way for kids to splash down into the Holiday House pool next year — by dropping from a zip line.
The public pool on Washington Avenue in West Rockhill is jointly owned and operated by West Rockhill Township and Sellersville Borough.
An $11,840 check to Holiday House for the zip line was received from TerraVida Holistic Center at the Nov. 11 Sellersville Borough Council meeting, Jim Miller, chairman of the West Rockhill-Sellersville Joint Recreation Authority and a West Rockhill Board of Supervisors member, said at the Nov. 20 West Rockhill meeting.
"We had this on our wish list since last summer when our pool manager, Karen Nace, came up with the idea, but, of course, it was nothing we could afford," Miller said.
The donation will cover the costs of purchasing the equipment, having it delivered, and installing it, he said.
"This will be installed in the spring," Miller said.
He also showed a video of children at another pool using a zip line similar to the one that will be installed at Holiday House.
Along with the donation to the pool at the Sellersville meeting, TerraVida gave Sellersville a $2,500 donation for holiday decorations, Miller said.
In another matter at the West Rockhill meeting, West Rockhill Park & Recreation Committee Chairman Dave Reiss reported the tot lot in James Memorial Park is now completed.
"In 2019, we finally got the tot lot full," he said.
The last two pieces of equipment for the tot lot were installed in October, he said.
The township also has received 66 new names to be added to the Veteran's Memorial in the park, he said.
The additional names will be the first update since the memorial was created and dedicated in 2005. The new plaque with the additional names is expected to be dedicated around Memorial Day next year, Reiss said in October.
The cost for the plaque is now expected to be less than the amount originally quoted, he said at the November meeting.
Some businesses in the township may be making donations to help with the cost of the work, board member Jay Keyser said.
The plan is to have township workers install the new plaque, Reiss said. Township workers also installed the tot lot equipment, he said.