I’m new to Chinook area (October 2018). One day a person was telling me about a woman who passed away but ultimately donated her money to Pacific County residents. The search for ways to fulfill the intent of Verna Oller’s gift to expand access to swimming education for Pacific County started in 2015.

Agreement with City of Astoria was reached in 2016. The program is very successful. A couple months ago I entered the aquatic center in Astoria showed my identification and utility bill, and I have been using the center free and clear. The staff is very helpful, professional and friendly.

I am hoping that anybody else that is using the Oller trust is grateful like me. Without this trust I probably could not afford the membership; therefore, limit my opportunities for a more quality fitness program. With this extreme gratitude, I want to thank the Oller trust and specifically Verna Oller's vision.

So, with all the toxic issues we have going on in our society it is so refreshing to hear about and take part in the Oller trust. Thank you for allowing me to take part in a quality fitness program. The greatest gift is the gift of giving, the second greatest gift is the gift of receiving. This has been a great gift for me, the gift I can give is this gift of gratitude.

STEVE McCONNELL

Chinook

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