Trent pool plans move forward

Steve’s Bar & Grill in Trent has added outside seating with a patio area and a grain bin for the bar. It’s called Sarah’s Grain Bin Bar. This is one of several outside dining options in Moody County.

The Trent Community Association is working on both long-term and short-term goals -- plans to put in permanent camping spots and scheduling a fall festival in September.
They hope both ideas are fundraisers for the association, that has taken on saving the Trent Pool, which was scheduled for sale in June. A previous governing board had not been able to find liability insurance for a reasonable price.
The new five-member board reported progress to city leadership at a Trent town meeting July 14.
Morris Kirkegaard, president, said there is room for 5-6 camping spots on the pool grounds. The group plans to rent them for the entire summer to people who are prescreened.
The association hopes to move away from the focus of the property being on the pool but have it more like a park with a beach, said Tammy Wendell, board member. It’s too expensive to run it as a pool so there won’t be a trampoline or other equipment that requires lifeguards, she said.
A tentative workday for the community is planned for Aug. 8 with details to come, Kirkegaard said. Volunteers Laura Sakey and Brandy Ament-Fehlhafer have been mowing the property, and others interested in helping are welcome.
A bathhouse remodel likely will take place next year, once the grounds are all cleaned, Kirkegaard said.
A planned fall festival, with a yet determined date, would include pumpkin bowling, a farmers’ market and other activities, the association said.
In other business, the town board heard they will need to have an architect consult on a new office and shop building planned for east of the Trent gym. Board members also preliminarily talked about next year’s budget and projects that may need to be done around town.

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