To the Editor:

Thank you to Mayor Matt White.

Redlands Community College said it would close its indoor pool unless we could come up with $100,000. As seniors on fixed incomes we could not, so our taxpayer-funded pool was closed.

As acting city manager, Matt gave us permission to swim daily at El Reno’s municipal pool from noon to 1 p.m. while the lifeguards are getting the pool ready to open. This is exclusively for seniors, no grandchildren, at no charge.

Matt gets another star in his crown for caring. Students and therapy users, such as myself, are not so lucky but Matt threw us a lifeline and we appreciate it.

The new pool manager and lifeguards are taking care of business. The pool, along with the bathroom facilities have been spotless considering the cottonwood trees have been in full bloom. The staff has been fantastic.

Thank you for a job well done.

Barbara Higdon