Ripple Effect Program Grants Funds to Help Local Swimming Pool

Allison, Iowa – On Wednesday, November 16, 2022, members of the Butler County Alliance, Allison Swimming Pool Committee, Dumont Telephone, Aureon, and the Iowa Area Development Group met at the Butler County Development Alliance office in Allison, Iowa. Aureon and Dumont Telephone presented a twenty-thousand-dollar check to Cassie Bangasser, a member of the Allison Swimming Pool Committee. Through Iowa Area Development Group’s and Aureon’s Ripple Effect program Dumont Telephone contributed $15,000 and Aureon donated $5,000. The funds will secure quotes, renderings and design work for repairs and upgrades to the swimming pool located in Allison, Iowa. The Swimming Pool Committee is currently raising funds for the swimming pool project. “We will be doing a Christmas bake sale,” said Bangasser. “We have done the bake sale for the last couple of years.” The committee also has a round up program at J & C Grocery store located in Allison. Customers can round up their grocery bill to donate funds towards this project. “We have been doing this program with the grocery store for a couple of years and so far, have raised $25,000,” explained Bangasser. The public owned swimming pool was constructed approximately forty years ago and needs significant repairs. The bathhouse and mechanical buildings will be retained and remodeled to help with overall costs. The outdoor pool is used in the summer for recreational swimming as well as for Red Cross swimming lessons. The pool provides active summer activities for the community. The projected costs to maintain the swimming pool are one million dollars. Construction on the project will begin in 2025.

Dumont Telephone is a rural broadband Internet, streaming video and telephone company serving communities in Butler County, Iowa since 1902. Dumont Telephone prides itself on being a dependable, customer-focused service from a company committed to living, working, and investing locally. For more information, please call 641-857-3211.

Aureon is a premier business solutions provider, with expertise in IT services, consulting, and customer care. For details, please call 888-387-5670. Developed through a partnership alliance between Aureon and Iowa Area Development Group (IADG), the Ripple Effect program helps Independent Telecommunication Companies, and the communities they serve, become catalysts for advancing the economic health and vitality of rural Iowa.