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Blocker’s paints water features for area pool

A Lehighton business is using its time and supplies to help the community.

This time, Blocker’s Collision Center painted two water features for Baer Memorial Swimming Pool.

Several members from the business returned the fish and frog waterslides to the pool Monday morning.

Joe Curran, shop manager, said the work entailed painting the steps and tongues on the fish and frog.

Curran said the waterslides were sanded, resealed, primed and painted.

He estimated the work took about 30 hours to complete.

Tom Evans, borough recreation director, noted this is the third project that Blocker’s has assisted the pool with.

“It’s a great partnership between the borough, the pool, and Blocker’s,” Evans said. “They’re here to help the community, and the community can see a company pitch in like they do for us.”

Evans said the work Blocker’s just completed likely saved over $5,000, and offered a big thank you to them.

“Plus it saves the borough and the pool money,” he said. “Plus it makes everything look nice for our members to come in and enjoy the place.”

Evans noted that since 2021, Blocker’s has done various work for the pool. That year, they painted all the colored pipes.

In 2022, they painted all the white railings.

They then spotted in the peeling paint on the fish and frog in 2023.

Blocker's Collision Center in Lehighton on Monday returned the fish and frog it painted for Baer Memorial Swimming Pool. Pictured, from left, are Trenton Blocker, representing the fourth generation of the Blocker family, Jim Sharpley, body tech, Joe Curran, shop manager, Tom Evans, borough recreation director, and Wally Bollinger, body tech. TERRY AHNER/TIMES NEWS