Posted by: Jess | March 20, 2014

It’s COOKIE Time!

All out of Girl Scout Cookies?

Is that sweet tooth nagging at you?

Never fear, County Fair Swim Club is here! We are hosting our annual cookie fundraiser through Eileen’s Colossal Cookies! Don’t miss out on these deliciously scrumptious cookies!

You can place your order online here: COOKIES!

Last day to order is April 3rd and the cookies should be ready by April 17th.

Posted by: Jess | May 1, 2012

Our Missi Pfeifer

Missi’s house sits directly across the street from the County Fair Swim Club swimming pool. During the summer months, Missi makes her way to the pool every single day to check on the kids, pool, and volunteers. The most memorable moments I have of Missi are when the kids flock to her once she arrives. Sometimes she doesn’t even make it in the pool area before the kids are lined up to give her a hug. The kids love her.

I met Missi Pfeifer ten years ago but was not involved with the pool until 2009. I volunteered and would help spray the deck, work on flyers, or perform any other duties as assigned. Over the course of the 2009 summer I learned just how special the County Fair Swim Club really is. During the last four years my friendship with Missi has grown into something special. She would give you the shirt off her back if you needed it. She would do the same for any of the kids who frequent the County Fair Swim Club.

I have watched Missi run the pool for four years and her job is never easy. From arranging fundraising events and volunteers to prepping the pool for the upcoming season. Missi works very hard to make the County Fair Swim Club a welcoming and friendly environment for the east Lawrence families and children.

On April 29, 2012, the Lawrence-Journal World wrote an article about Missi’s dedication the the County Fair Swim Club and the children who frequent the pool. In addition, Missi won a Larry Award for her “years of dedication to the children and community served by the County Fair Swim Club.”

Missi, you deserve the award ten times over. Your hard work and dedication to the pool is something you can take with you for the rest of your life. You have touched so many lives, including my own. It’s not just the children who love you, it’s the parents, volunteers, and community who love you too. Congratulations on your well-deserved award.

Posted by: Jess | September 29, 2011

CFSC Halloween Fundraiser!

The County Fair Swim Club will be hosting a Halloween fundraiser for kids! We will provide a safe, fun, and active environment for an evening so our kids can play games, dance, and socialize with other children.

$5.00 Donation to Enter

Who: County Fair Swim Club
What: Halloween Fundraiser for Kids!
Where: 6:30 P.M. to Midnight – 2119 Maple Lane, Lawrence, KS 66046 (County Fair Swim Club)
When: October 29, 2011
Why: FUN!

We will have:
Fun and Games!
Treats and Goodies!
Halloween Movie!
Costume Contest!

You may Contact Us with questions about the event.

Posted by: Jess | March 20, 2011

Texas Hold ‘Em Poker Tournament

Come join us for an afternoon of poker! All proceeds will be used to pay for costs associated with opening the County Fair Swim Club for it’s 50th season!

WHO: County Fair Swim Club

WHAT: Texas Hold ‘Em Poker Tournament

WHERE: Conroy’s Pub (3115 W. 6th Street, Ste D – Lawrence, KS 66049)

WHEN: Sunday, May 1, 2011 at 3:00 PM

WHY: Fundraiser to raise money for opening costs.

To pre-order tickets to the event, please click “Add to Cart” below. Once your donation has been made, you will receive two email confirmations. One email confirmation from Paypal, the other confirmation will include your ticket for entry. Please print a copy of the registration ticket. This ticket will be required for entry into the event.

Posted by: Jess | June 21, 2010

First Day of Summer – Opening Day!

Hey Everyone! The time has come! Today is the first day of summer and also opening day! The kids were anxious to get in the pool today and as you can see, they are having a great time!

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Posted by: Jess | June 7, 2010

CFSC Cleanup Day!

Much time was spent on Sunday, June 06, 2010 cleaning up the pool grounds and trying to prepare for opening day. Volunteers cleaned out the employee room, painted the shelving, removed clutter, power washed chairs, tables, the pool deck, and inside of the pool. In addition, because of your helpful donations, we were able to build two new picnic tables and repair one! Thank you! We accomplished a lot on Sunday, but there is plenty more to do and we still need your help!

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Posted by: Jess | June 3, 2010

Yard Sale to Benefit CFSC

Hello Folks!

Just a quick note to inform those who do not know (and remind those who do)  that the County Fair Swim Club will be having a yard sale on June 12, 2010 to help benefit the pool. We are still accepting donations and we need your junk! Raid your basement and garages because ALL items are accepted. Anything that is not sold will be donated to the Social Service League in Lawrence.

Please email us for donation locations. In addition, if you are local in Lawrence and you do not have a way to get the items to us, please email us and we can arrange a pickup of your items!

Thanks again for everyone’s help and participation!

Posted by: Jess | June 2, 2010

A Few Minor Updates

Links to Twitter and Facebook have been added and the Twitter stream has been removed. Please follow on Twitter and Facebook for more frequent updates.

Most important, the new link to our PayPal donate button has been “installed” for lack of a better word. The link takes you right to PayPal. If you do not have a PayPal account, you can donate with your Visa, MasterCard, Amex, or Bank Card.

Thank you!

Posted by: Jess | May 31, 2010

Official Fundraising Video

Here is our official video to help kickoff our fundraising efforts. We hope this video will encourage you to donate to help raise funds for the County Fair Swim Club. Your dollars will make a difference in a child’s summer.

Posted by: Jess | May 11, 2010

Why Are We Doing This?

Simply put, this is for the kids.

Built in 1961, the County Fair Swim Club has proven that it is a staple in the east Lawrence community and has been for nearly 50 years. Currently in its 49th year, the volunteers, along with the neighborhood children would like to see the pool make it to the milestone 50-year anniversary. However, with the walls of the pool beginning to crumble, a water pump that struggles to filter the pool, and buildings that are in desperate need of updating, the County Fair Swim Club is in dire need of upgrades in order to remain in operation. In addition, the cost to run the pool (chemicals, insurance, maintenance) is far more than pool can afford this season.

That’s why we need YOU. We need community members, pool members, neighborhood friends, friends of friends, acquaintances, and donors to help donate to fund this 2010 pool season.

On April 2, 2010, Missi Pfeifer organized a benefit for the County Fair Swim Club that included raffling off donated items to raise money for the pool. This fundraiser generated $2,600 for the pool. However, this is not enough to keep the pool running for the summer. Maintenance and insurance costs alone are more than this figure.

Why is this important? Well if you have gotten this far, the County Fair Swim Club is important to the children and the parents in the east Lawrence community. Admission for a daily pass is $2.00 with a discounted rate of $1 after 5PM. The unfortunate part is that some kids cannot afford even $2 to swim, they wait until 5PM to enter with their $1. The advantage to the pool in this neighborhood is that most kids do not have a mode of transportation to the city pool that is across town. Additionally, admission to the city pool is $4 for children ages 5-17 which is 50% more than admission to the County Fair Swim Club.

The County Fair Swim Club is open to families and has memberships available. The normal rate for a family pass is $250 for the season and this includes six people on the pass. However, due to the weather conditions and the economy, we have lowered the seasonal pass rate to $150 for the summer.

Please help the County Fair Swim Club in any way that you can.

Donations can be made through the mail to PO Box 976, Lawrence, KS 66046.

Additional donation methods will be coming soon.