Dear Editor:

I would like to take a moment to thank the Savanna Park District, the Savanna Swimming Pool, Michelle O'Hara, all of the Savanna Pool lifeguards and anyone else that I might be forgetting.

I cannot thank you enough for keeping the Savanna Swimming Pool open through December this year. Since my back surgery I struggle with pain every day. The water exercises help me keep mobile.

For several years I've had to drive farther away to do my water exercises.  This year I was able to stay and swim in my home town all the way through December.

I know it was costly. I know it was a pain to keep it running. I sincerely want to thank you though for the extra time that you kept it open and for the exercise classes that were offered all the way through December. Thank you.

Denise Noordhoff